Worship Africa - Worship Africa: The Music Videos DVD

Published Saturday 8th July 2006
Worship Africa - Worship Africa: The Music Videos DVD
Worship Africa - Worship Africa: The Music Videos DVD

RATING 4 4 4 4
LABEL: Maranatha Record Co 8203989
FORMAT: DVD Music video
RRP: £1.02

Reviewed by Adrian Cherrill

A title of this DVD conjures up all sorts of possibilities. Will it be an African choir singing live somewhere in their homeland or a concert from Johannesburg with thousands of people dancing and singing praises to God? Well no actually. To be honest I can't see what the point of this DVD actually is. 11 songs from volumes 1 to 3 of the Worship Africa series set to 45 minutes or so of video and stills from Africa. Either wildlife (with a fair smattering of cute lion cubs etc.), sea life, plant life, or landscapes, and no discernable difference between any of the videos for each song. It became tiresome after two tracks, even though the music wasn't that bad. And what of the music? It's standard Maranatha fare, polished, middle of the road and inoffensive but with some (sometimes cringe-worthy) African 'singing' and 'drumming' added for good measure (some of it sounds remarkably canned). There is a fair selection of songs, mainly familiar (Robin Mark's "Days Of Elijah", Graham Kendrick's "Amazing Love", Michael W Smith's "Agnus Dei" and others), but only one truly African sounding song called "Jabulani", in some ways the pick of the songs because it fits better with the stilted content of the video.

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Posted by John in South Africa @ 19:29 on Aug 18 2007

My wife and I are living in South Africa and love this DVD. It Makes a great gift for visitors.

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