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Zululand

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Kevin Mixon

Kevin Mixon


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General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 2:11
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: J.W. Pepper

Cost: Score and Parts - $45.00   |   Score Only - $6.00


Instrumentation

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Errata

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Program Notes

Zululand was written to honor the Zulu people of South Africa. The Zulu were once part of a great nation, called Zululand by some, who suffered for many years under Apartheid. During this regime, Zulus and other Africans were oppressed and prevented from enjoying full freedoms such as choosing where to live and the right to vote.

Mixon wrote an original melody and orchestration based loosely on a Zulu call-and-response song called Shaka Mamba which opens the piece. The middle section is a little setting of Nikosi Sikelel’ Afrika, which is a hymn tune turned rallying cry during Apartheid by the Zulu people. It is now the South African national anthem. The end is very spirited like the beginning, capturing the triumphant return of freedoms for all South Africans with the end of Apartheid. Though this piece is at a very accessible level for young players, it has the potential to communicate a powerful message.

-Program Note by Grisham Middle School Honors Band


Commercial Discography

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