Lynn & Lois - 2 The Nations: All The Best From We Stand Together And Voi

Tuesday 1st August 2000
Lynn & Lois - 2 The Nations: All The Best From We Stand Together And Voi

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Trevor Kirk

Lynn & Lois are better known, probably, as Lynn Swart and Lois Powell; Lynn is a worship leader and songwriter, Lois plays the viola, and they're joined on this album by various Southern African singers and musicians, as well as The Love Africa Choir. The album itself is billed as being the best from two earlier albums, 'We Stand Together' and 'Voice To the Nations', which appear to have been released in the late 1980s and early 1990s. As you'd expect, there's African music (the opening track is sung in the Zulu language), some of Lynn's songs are there, as well as a couple by Hosanna! Music staff writer Chris Christensen. Trouble is, there's too little ethnicity and too much Western-style praise and worship. Bearing in mind the artwork on the album, with African-style illustrations, I expected something more, err.... African. But on the plus side, Lynne Swart is an excellent songwriter and this can be investigated by all those blessed by her ministry.

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