a newsletter of the
St. Louis African Chorus

Vol. 7 No. 2
Summer/Fall 2000



of the Sage


It is patience,
Helpless one.

The rain comes, and
The rain goes,
The sun following.

Who are you to choose,
Helpless one,
When it is the Powers
That offer?...

A man does not test the depth of a river with both feet together

Some birds dread water;
Ducks sleep in it!
So it is with men.

Some dread trouble.
Others court it...

Donít throw ashes
In the face of a rising wind;
Lest in reply,
The wind smothers you
With the same...

When the little child boasts
That he can kill a riddle,
He lies:
He can only solve a riddle.

When the elder swears
He is about to kill a riddle,
He too lies,
For he will only solve a riddle...

Excerpted from Ola Rotimiís play Ovonramwen
in memory of the Nigerian playwright, who
passed recently. To reproduce contributions to this column, simply send a postcard to the Voice of African Music, 634 N. Grand Blvd., Suite 1143, St. Louis,
Missouri 63103 USA.







The St. Louis African Chorusí tour
to South America
age 3

Old issues of the VOAM

Volume 7 No.1
Volume 6 No.4
Volume 6 No. 3

Volume 6 No. 2

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In This Issue

Reviews, Commentaries, and News Titbits - p.2

African Chorus Tours Brazil - p.3

New Market Place Emerges for African Composers - p. 4

United We Stand: feature article by Akin Euba - p.5

FESAAM 2001 Registration - p.6

Calendar of SLAC Events

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

A E Na O
New CD of the St. Louis African Chorus

the Voice of African Music
Editor: Fred Onovwerosuoke
Art Director: Wendy Hymes
Marketing: Asmeret Bezabeh
Akin Euba, Gary Scott, Geoff Chapman
Design: African Music Publishers, University Copiers, Etc.

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