African Children's Choir - The Journey

Monday 1st June 1998
African Children's Choir - The Journey
African Children's Choir - The Journey

STYLE: Childrens
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: Alliance 1901362
RRP: £15.31

Reviewed by Jennifer Putnam

Of course the real beauty of this music comes through when you know who is singing it. The lives of these African orphans translate their musical message into the language of your heart. However, this in no way undermines the excellence of their performance. The choir has grown technically and musically over the years to produce a very pleasing recording of praise and worship, traditional African, calypso and black gospel. The strength of this recording is the four African songs including work songs with intricate clapping rhythms, chants and a bit of a lullaby. ACC will delight listeners with their creative treatment of "There Shall Be Showers Of Blessing" sung to (he natural melody of a warm spring rain and the beat of bongos. Nice treatment of the solo voice as well. ACC has made great strides in keeping pace with the times. This is not "kids" music easily reproduced by local churches but an album to captivate those who've enjoyed ACC in concert. Definitely an album that will be enjoyed for a long time.

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Reader Comments

Posted by annoymous @ 22:59 on Jul 18 2007

does the money gained from selling the cd go to the African Children's Choir?

Posted by Roseline Pierre in Minnesota @ 20:44 on Jun 4 2007

Please send me a copy of this Album

Posted by myrtle in New cross, london @ 12:48 on Jan 3 2007

I would like a copy of "the Journey " Africian Children's choir. I would be so great ful. my copy is no longer playing

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