Mallemeuledeuntjie is sung in Afrikaans. Afrikaans is one of the 11 official languages spoken in South Africa. Afrikaans is a West Germanic language spoken in South Africa, Namibia and, to a lesser extent, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It evolved from the Dutch vernacular of Holland.
This creative composition for developing treble choir is a wonderful addition to any program. Translated the title refers to a “Merry-go-Round song”. The text is by the famous South African poet, Phillip de Vos, who has gained great acclaim for his fun-filled children’s texts. The addition of easily playable percussion instruments, melodica and piano make this work a sure showstopper.