Sina, pronounced seena and translates as “destiny,” may be remembered by vocal jazz enthusiasts as “Soul Food To Go” by The Manhattan Transfer. Arranged in the Afro Brazilian by Gerhard Guter, it is representative of a traditional dance rhythm of Brazil. A fun introduction sets up a tranquil unison and then two-part verse. Final verse features a delicate soprano descant atop the alto melody. Concludes with one of two written endings; practically guaranteed to surprise your audience! Pronunciation guide is included.
Piano, bass, optional electric guitar and drum parts included. Difficulty level 3.
Demo by “Pacific Standard Time” from Cal State Long Beach – YouTube video begins at 24:20.