The title of Valerie Coleman’s UMOJA means “unity” in Swahili, and its waves of soothing, joyous melodies are shared equally throughout the orchestra in this recording the Philharmonic made to celebrate of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave American women the right to vote.
Valerie Coleman (b. 1970)
UMOJA (Unity) (2001; orch. 2008)