Madeleine Kerzner - From Nation 2 Nation

Saturday 1st November 2003
Madeleine Kerzner - From Nation 2 Nation
Madeleine Kerzner - From Nation 2 Nation

STYLE: World
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: Jubal
RRP: £14.99

Reviewed by Tom Lennie

When the sleeve notes credit Ms Kerzner as an “international” musician, they're not wrong. Born in London into a Jewish family of Austrian/Scottish descent, Madeleine spent a decade writing and singing with rock/funk bands in both London and New York circuits, before getting saved during an evangelistic crusade in her home Tottenham in 1991. For a number of years she served as worship leader with churches in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana and Zambia. Currently she pastors a church in Manchester and leads seminars throughout the UK on the diversity of worship. On this her first solo recording, Madeleine draws on the breadth of these varied traditions to serve a well-executed and palatable collection of her own songs (some co-written with Noel Robinson, who also adds some fine guitar playing) along with several traditional African arrangements. Styles vary from upbeat funk to catchy African/Caribbean praise, to soft jazz, to deep, soulful worship, while Judaic influences are, interestingly, nowhere to be found. Though all songs are fairly simple in structure, this generally works fine, as too does the soloist's strong, mature vocals and superb backing sounds - all brought together via Robinson's tight production. All in all - this ain't half bad!

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Reader Comments

Posted by Wendy in Essex @ 19:51 on Jan 9 2010

I would love to hear your testimony.
Its fantastic that you can use your gift for Gods glory.
You have an usually name, I met a girl singer in the 80's whose name was Madeliene Kurzner I wondered if it was you. The girl was temping in an office and I was working with her. It would be lovely to hear from you.

Posted by Glenda in East Midlands - Nottingham @ 06:13 on Jul 9 2009

Hi Madeline, I bought your Nation2Nation worship CD since 2005, and listens to it from time to time. It is such an inspiratioanal and worshipful CD. My favourite songs are Dance to the Lord, River of Life, I Glorify Your Name, and Nobody Like YOu.
God Bless and keep on singing for the Lord.

Posted by Norman Mutengo in milton keynes @ 11:57 on Mar 14 2009

This is a master piece, very inspirational and uplifting. i cant stop listening to the song titled King of Kings. i love the arrangement. Good work and God Bless you.

Posted by Emmanuel in Walsall @ 12:57 on Aug 23 2007

keep up with the singing and God will reward u

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