Let Your Voice Be Heard!

Songs from Ghana & Zimbabwe

Abraham K. Adzenyah, Dumisani Maraire & Judith Cook Tucker



This lively collection includes 19 game songs, story songs, and richly textured multipart songs from the vocal traditions of the Akan people of Ghana and the Shona of Zimbabwe. These vibrant songs and stories stress the importance of active, responsible participation in society. Full, exuberant participation is also the norm in African music-making, where everyone is invited to take part in creating a unified voice that resonates with the spirit of community.


A classic! Here is a unique collaboration between two outstanding African master musicians and their American student.


Abraham K. Adzenyah has taught music at Wesleyan University for more than 45 years. He was a master drummer with the Ghana National Dance Ensemble, played with stars like Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria and Dizzy Gillespie.

Dumisani Maraire, known to friends as "Dumi", was a master performer of the mbira, a traditional instrument of the Shona ethnic group of Zimbabwe.

Judith Cook Tucker, publisher and editor-in-chief of World Music Press, grew up in New Rochelle, NY. She has been a contributing editor to Music K-8 Magazine since its premier issue in 1990, a past contributor to MultiCultural Review, and editor of all of the World Music Press.