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Music Around the World

Submitted by Emily Killgo


Jambo! This summer we are traveling the world. Your children may have had the opportunity to go any number of places, but no matter where you are, children around the world love to move their bodies! Here is a fun little song and dance from Africa called, Kye Kye Kule. It's also a great way to burn some of that magnificent abundance of energy they have (not to mention a nice little bit of exercise for yourself). Once you hear it, it's easy enough to recall and do on a whim when you need something to refocus your child.

Leader:        Kye Kye Kule  (chay chay koo-lay)  ***Tap Head
Chorus:         Kye Kye Kule   *Tap Head

Leader:        Kye Kye Kofisa (chay chay koh-feen sah) *Tap Shoulders
Chorus:         Kye Kye Kofisa  *Tap Shoulders

Leader:        Kofisa Langa   (Koh-fee sah lahn-gah)  *Tap Waist
Chorus:         Kofisa Langa  *Tap Waist
  
Leader:        Kaka Shilanga   (Kah-kah shee lahn-gah)  *Tap Knees
Chrous:         Kaka Shilanga *Tap Knees

Leader:        Kum Aden Nde  (koom ah-dehn day) *Touch Ankles
Chorus:         Kum Aden Nde *Touch Ankles

Together:        Kum Aden Nde  (koom ah-dehn day)  *Touch Ankles
 HEY!  *Jump in the air

Leader:        Kum Aden Nde  (koom ah-dehn day) *Touch Ankles
Chorus:         Kum Aden Nde *Touch Ankles

Together:        Kum Aden Nde  (koom ah-dehn day)  *Touch Ankles
 HEY!  *Jump in the air