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Portrait of Tchicaya U'Tamsi

Year of composition
Emmanuel Tanka Fonta
Difficult (Grades 7+)
2 minutes
World music
Large mixed ensemble
Instrumental parts
Not available

Composed and written in tribute to Congolese writer and poet, Tchicaya U'Tamsi. Simple ballad with a structure and form of traditional makossa rhythm of the Duala peoples of Cameroon. Elements of Zairian and Congolese guitar style in melody and harmony. With a good working knowledge of African musical time, tempo, composition can be interpreted without much difficulty.

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