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Keyboard for Beginner Adults. 55 Traditional African Songs: Play by Letter

  • Product Code: ‎ 979-8719235448
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The African songs here are written using European notation, and we should understand that songs cannot be written as authentically as the music is played in its original form.

African music does not implement temporality or major or minor chords. Therefore, the sheet music for African songs here is like a rough draft of the original music. You won't be able to play an African song by the sheet music alone. This is true for jazz and the blues, and it is just as true for African folk music. African music always assumes improvisation, adding variations and syncopation.

Its main task is not to be reproduced, but to get everyone involved, since music, by definition, is the expression of emotional states with the help of sounds of a certain frequency and rhythm.

This book was written for keyboard, but remember that traditional African music never involved or included a piano or other keyboard instrument.

An indication of the country of origin of the song is an approximation because many traditional cultures cross current national borders. The language in which the song is sung is more important, and it can be used in various countries. Most songs have been simplified for beginners and letter names have been added under the musical notes to make it possible for you to confidently begin playing.

Since African music assumes improvisation and variation, we recommend using this sheet music only as a guide.
The most important thing is to listen and repeat the recordings linked to the QR code.


  1. Achta ta ta ta ta. Song from Morocco
  2. Ah Ya Zein. Song from Egypt
  3. Ahuna. Song from Lesotho
  4. Amawole. Song from Congo
  5. Askari Eee. Song from Tanzania
  6. Atadwe. Song from Ghana
  7. A Ram Sam Sam. Song from Morocco
  8. Banaha. Song from Congo
  9. Banuwa. Song from Liberia
  10. Bebe Moke. Song from Congo
  11. Before Dinner. Song from Congo
  12. Bilanga Na Ngai. Song from Congo
  13. Che Che Koolay. Song from Ghana
  14. Coco Laye-Laye. Song from Congo
  15. Dipidu. Song from Uganda
  16. Do Do Ki Do. Song from Cameroon
  17. Eh Soom Boo Kawaya. Song from Nigeria
  18. Erile Baboye. Song from South Africa
  19. Famba Naye. Song from Zimbabwe
  20. Funga Alafia. Song from Ghana
  21. Iro Ye. Song from Benin
  22. Kanzenzenze. Song from Congo
  23. Katoto Lala. Song from Congo
  24. Kokoleoko. Song from Liberia
  25. Kotiko. Song from Congo
  26. Kuya Mbio. Song from Tanzania
  27. L'abe igi Orombo. Song from Nigeria
  28. Makotoude. Song from Mali
  29. Makun. Song from Mali
  30. Ndeke. Song from Congo
  31. Manamolela. Song from South Africa
  32. Mayo Nafwa. Song from Zambia
  33. Mbele Mama. Song from South Africa
  34. Melimba. Song from Senegal
  35. Ning Wendete. Song from Kenya
  36. Noyana. Song from South Africa
  37. Obwisana. Song from Ghana
  38. Olélé Moliba Makasi. Song from Congo
  39. Plouf Tizen Tizen. Song from Algeria
  40. Sansa Kroma. Song from Ghana
  41. Sélinguenia. Song from Kenya
  42. Shosholoza. Song from South Africa
  43. Si Ma Ma Ka. Song from Ghana
  44. Si Si Kumbale. Song from South Africa
  45. Sindi. Song from Burkina Faso
  46. Siyahamba. Song from South Africa
  47. Siyanibingelela. Song from South Africa
  48. Stick Passing Song. Song from Uganda
  49. Take Time in Life. Song from Liberia
  50. Tue Tue. Song from Ghana
  51. Umele. Song from South Africa
  52. Wa Wa Wa. Song from Congo
  53. Welcome Song. Song from Uganda
  54. Zimbole. Song from South Africa
  55. Zomina. Song from Togo

  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 63 pages
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 4.5 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7 x 0.15 x 10 inches

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