Lyrics - Akan

(Folk song from Ghana)

Sansa kroma
Ne na woo aw
Che che kokoma


sah-sah kroh-mah nee nay woo aw-chay chay koh-koh mah (The “n” in “sansa” is not pronounced.)

English Translation - Sansa the hawk

Sansa, the hawk
You are an orphan
And so you snatch up baby chicks

Rock Passing Game

Students sit in a circle and pass a rock.

Version 1 – Beat 1 of each measure, students pick up the rock. Beat 3 of each measure, students pass the rock in front of the person to their right.


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