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The Beat

From its origins in Africa, The Beat comes to America with the slaves and changes popular music forever.

In the form of a call-and-response chant and rap, this song is part of the
Dance Crazy!song-cycle.

Unison choir with a solo rapper
The Beat

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SONG DETAILS
Age:

8 to adult
Subject:
dance
music
jazz
history
Genre:
chant/rap
Performer:
choir & soloist
Musical Range:
N/A
The Beat – Part I
(Rap)

(Choir)
The Beat, the Beat, the Beat
The Beat, the Beat, the Beat
The Beat, the Beat, the Beat
The Beat, the Beat, the Beat

(Soloist)
We’re gonna tell you a story
About the Beat
It comes from the heart
And it moves the feet

Now the Beat was born in Africa
It came with the slaves to America
The Beat kept moving it could not stop …..yeah!
From the bottom to the top …..yeah!
Something was brewing in the pot …..yeah!
Mix it up and see what we got!
Harmony and melody from the West …..yeah!
Add it to the Beat and give it a test …..yeah!
A little bit o’ blues and Satchmo’s horn
They couldn’t keep still when JAAAAAZZ WAS BORN!

© Glyn Lehmann 2004
www.glynlehmann.com
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