Christopher Tin
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Hello Mr. Christopher TIn!

I have really enjoyed listening to the piece "Baba Yetu" which was on the Civilization IV soundtrack. What inspired you to compose the piece in Swahili? I love how it is the "Lord's Prayer" as well!

Thank you for answering my question,
Sarah


Christopher Tin responded on 02/19/2014
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It was a matter of practicality… I was writing a song for Civ IV, and I had a melody in mind already. I just had to find lyrics. The singing group I was working with (Talisman) already knew the pronunciation of the Swahili translation to the Lord's Prayer, so it was just sort of a happy accident.

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