Saman: Dance of a Thousand Hands

Voice of Chicago and DiMension, Chicago Children’s Choir
World Music Festival 2016 – Mollie Stone, Director of World Music
Josephine Lee, President and Artistic Director – Judy Hanson, Director of Choral Programs

Saman (or the dance of thousand hands) is one of the most popular dances in Indonesia. Its origin is from the Gayo ethnic group from Gayo Lues, Aceh province, Sumatra, and is normally performed to celebrate important occasions. The dance is characterized by its fast-paced rhythm and common harmony between dancers. These two elements are key figures of Saman, and are among the reasons Saman are widely known and practiced in Indonesia, beside being relatively easy to learn. ~Wikipedia

Just Give Me A Reason

Just Give Me A Reason – Pink

Legaci is a Filipino American R&B band from the San Francisco Bay Area, California. The current line-up consists of Micah Tolentino(keyboard, vocals), Jason Atencion, Chris Abad, and Del Lazaro (guitar/keyboard/vocals). Their dream was not only to succeed in the music industry, but to give Asian-Americans mainstream relevance.

Baba Yetu (The Lord’s Prayer)

Fort Collins High School Honors Concert, directed by Kaitlin Miles

“Baba Yetu” (The Lord’s Prayer) is a song by composer Christopher Tin. It was composed in 2005 In 2007, “Baba Yetu” was released by Alfred Music Publishing, and in 2011 it was rearranged by Tin for an SATB a cappella choir with optional percussion accompaniment