25 Oct Seven Principles
A powerful song from Sweet Honey in the Rock that shares and celebrates the seven principles of Kwanzaa. This is a slightly simplified but faithful version of the sheet music from J.W. Pepper.
Composer & Copyright
Original song by Bernice Johnson Reagon. Sheet music is available from J.W. Pepper.
Recording by Lisa G. Littlebird.
Responders: Unity that brings us together
Responders: Kuujichagulia (x5)
Callers: We will determine who we are (x3)
Responders: Working and building our union
Responders: We’ll spend our money wisely
Responders: We know the purpose of our lives
Responders: All that we touch is more beautiful
We believe that we can
We know that we can
We will any way that we can
The moving tonalities and intricate harmonies make this an investment to learn, but Wholehearted Chorus learned one principle each week by oral tradition for seven weeks and did great!
Level of teaching speed/ difficulty (1 = very easy, 10 = very challenging)