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Dance as you clap and tap

Ben Mosala

1.Clap and tap choir in action

This is the first issue of the column on Clap and Tap Music. This column is aimed at educating people about this unique type of music. There are many explanations to the actual meaning of ‘clap and tap music’ but I came across one that says clap and tap is a type of music that one strikes the palm of his or her hands together with a sudden explosives sound as in applauding.

The readers will enjoy the benefit of knowing all about the choirs existing and upcoming ones and know more

about profiles of the famous in clap and tap. A bit again on choir masters from different groups, history of different choirs in and out of the country will be featured. It will be in the upcoming articles that the readers will be introduced to the activities of the fans and social responsibilities of different choirs.

 Interestingly, many people are not aware that clap and tap music has other genres such as brass band music, sung mostly in Apostolic churches. Unlike clap and tap where people clap their hands as they sing, this type of music is sung by a musical ensemble generally consisting of brass instruments. Instead, the singers in this category either sit down or sing or they march along.

For a long time in this country before the music is known, there were competitions aimed at expanding clap and tap music so that it can recognised by many people. The spirit however, has long died. Therefore it is through this publication that such competitions will be revived.

In order to involve more people and instil love of this music, the column will introduce competitions such as soccer tournaments to get the younger generation appreciate it purpose. We will also engage in activities that will attract investors and donors to our choirs.

With investor and donor support, the choirs would be able to give back to the community by organising free social events. Because most choir members are youth, activities such as ploughing for the elderly and doing something for the orphans will be encouraged.

Till we meet again, stay blessed.

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