This beautiful vocal arrangement is the Choir of Sameba Trinity Church in Tbilisi, Georgia. Their group name is Basiani. The song/chanting is a Christmas carol – Alilo of The dawn (Tsiskris Alilo) by Vakhtang Kakhidze.
Very exciting to see the release of Anna Raines new CD – We Face The Wind. We have been working on this for the last couple of years and it captures something of the sound of Northumberland. Some of the songs are Anna’s compositions and some are traditional songs that we have put our own little twist. Here’s a track to whet your appetite.
In a small coffee shop I came across the powerful art work of Daniel Finchum. This sequence of art “deals with past and present transgressions against the Hawaiian people and the land”.
Since 2003 Rebekah and I (under our charity ‘Voices from the Nations’) have been partnering with the Gogo tribe in central Tanzania. Recording their music has enabled the village to fund water projects and build a medical dispensary. During this process our dear friend and translator, Pastor Seth Gidiony (from the Ha tribe) has been our contact, constant help on the ground and guide through cultural differences. His wife Anastina (who is a medical support nurse) has had a number of health issues over the years and has recently found out she has a tumour in the stomach, and needs an immediate operation. She is also experiencing severe mental and emotional distress. Read More
San Basilio de Palenque is a town an hour outside Cartagena, Colombia – its inhabitants were originally African slaves who escaped Spanish rulers 400 years ago. Music has played a part in keeping their story alive.