Monday, November 22, 2010

'Keresimesi Odun de' [Nigerian Christmas Carol] by Godwin Sadoh on YouTube

[Godwin Sadoh, D.M.A.]

The Nigerian organist and composer Godwin Sadoh, D.M.A., is Professor of Music at Talladega College in Talladega, Alabama. His website is: He is author of six books, including Intercultural Dimensions in Ayo Bankole's Music (2007). Dr. Sadoh sends us a YouTube video which is nearly three minutes in length:

Keresimesi Odun de [NC: Wayne Leupold Editions, 2006] is based on song numbers 26 and 49, from my hymn book, E Korin S'Oluwa: Fifty Indigenous Christian Hymns from Nigeria [N.C.: Wayne Leupold Editions, 2005]. It is for the Christmas season.

Christmas festival is here! Festival of money, joy, and peace. Son of God is born into Bethlehem, Jesus, Savior, Son of the Lord is born into Bethlehem. Peace unto the earth, Glory be to you, peace unto the earth, Glory be to you.
Alleluia! Alleluia!! Alleluia!!! Jesus loves me.
Festival of Christmas has come . . .”

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