June Poem

Kye Kye Kule!

Kye Kye Kule (tcay tchay koo lay) is a call-and-response children’s chant with corresponding body movements.  Popular in its home country Ghana,  it has been adapted by musicians (usually with the alternative spelling Che Che Kule which we’ll use for the verse), and is now a global game or warm-up activity.  Children from Scandinavia to South Africa have learned this engaging chant in their own special way.

(Each line is repeated)

Che Che kule

(hands on your head)

Che Che kofinsa

(hands on your shoulders)

Kofi salanga

(hands on your waist)

Lala chi langa

(hands on your knees)

Kum!  Adende!

(hands on your ankles)

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