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Christopher Tin - Baba Yetu

This song is the theme for the 2005 computer game Civilization IV. American composer Christopher Tin took the Swahili Lord’s Prayer and set it to his own tune and orchestration. 127 more words


The Journey Begins

I changed nationalities thirty-two times on Thursday.

On iTunes, that is.

I always enjoy this virtual voyage. Every few months, once I’ve started to feel that my music library has grown too familiar, I run this exercise, pretending I belong to elsewhere in order to study their ways, switching between the iTunes stores of different countries and listening to samples of chart-toppers and recent releases from around the world, hoping to meet a great track that sends me falling, giddy, down a fresh rabbit hole of musical discovery. 6,544 more words

Calling All Dawns

Calling All Dawns

Christopher Tin has a new album coming out next year, To Shiver the Sky, a source of great anticipation for this one.  Unrelated, though, I have been listening to his first album, … 179 more words



Baba Yetu (Swahili)

Baba yetu, Yetu uliye

Mbinguni yetu, Yetu amina!

Baba yetu Yetu uliye

jina lako litukuzwe.

Utupe leo chakula chetu

Tunachohitaji utusamehe

Makosa yetu, hey! 23 more words


Sunday musical offering

“Baba Yetu” is The Lord’s Prayer in Swahili. It was set to music by Christopher Tin, who conducts this performance by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Angel City Chorale, and Prima Vocal Ensemble.

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