DAWN KRYSTAL WILLIAMS

COMPOSER AND MEZZO-CONTRALTO

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SIKYA

(Solo Voice with Shakers or Rattles)

TEXT AND TRANSLATION

Sikya volimu                                             Yellow butterflies

Humisi manatu                                Over the tasselling corn

Talasi yammu                        With faces enveloped in pollen

Pitzangwa timakiang         Chase each other in a vivid swarm

Shakwa volimu                                            Blue butterflies

Mozhisi manatu                             Over the flowering beans

Talasi yammu                       With faces enveloped in pollen

Pitzangwa timakiang        Chase each other in a vivid swarm

– Translation by Dawn K. Williams