Danse Africaine

"Danse Africaine" is a setting of Langston Hughes poem, that shares the same name, by Joyce Solomon Moorman

Date: 1992Composer: Joyce Solomon MoormanText: Langston Hughes

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Danse Africaine
by Langston Hughes

The low beating of the tom-toms,
The slow beating of the tom-toms,
Low . . . slow
Slow . . . low —
Stirs your blood.
A night-veiled girl
Whirls softly into a
Circle of light.
Whirls softly . . . slowly,
Like a wisp of smoke around the fire —
And the tom-toms beat,
And the tom-toms beat,
And the low beating of the tom-toms
Stirs your blood.

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