a newsletter of the
St. Louis African Chorus

Vol. 6 No. 1
Winter/Spring 1999

the VOICE OF

AFRICAN MUSIC

 
In This Issue

Conversations with Mor Thiam
(conclusion) - p.2

African Music in Social Context  - p. 3

Ladysmith Black Mambazo - p. 4

Ladysmith Black Mambazo meets St. Louis African Chorus p.5

Live! at the Sheldon
First CD of the St. Louis African Chorus

Calendar of SLAC Events

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Songs
of the Sage

Eni and The Magic
Sea Creature

Once there was a beautiful but proud girl called Eni. Every man who saw her wanted to marry her but no one ever succeeded.

One day a magic creature came out of the sea and heard Eni singing at the market square.

"I am most beautiful,
None born of a woman
Is good enough to marry me."

The Magic Sea Creature returned to his home under the sea. On the following market-day
he came out of the sea - this time, he came out as a handsome, well-dressed, middle-aged man. Again, Eni was singing at the market square,

"I am most beautiful,
None born of a woman
Is good enough to marry me."

The Magic Sea Creature edged his way through the crowd... When Eni saw him, the song paused on her beautiful lips...
‘Here is a most handsome man,’ she thought, ‘more handsome than I am beautiful.’
She fell in love with him that instant and decided to marry him.

That evening she told her parents her intentions and they too confirmed that she should marry him.

[to be continued next issue]