Reviewed by Barbara Noel
Founder of Kingdom Worship Movement, gospel worship veteran Noel Robinson is the driving force behind this release, a CD/DVD that brings together black and white worship leaders. This project offers songs from worship leaders such as Ben Cantelon, Lara Martin, Mark Beswick, Donna Akodu, Sonnie Badu and Graham Kendrick. The CD itself stands well on its own but the DVD captures the unmistakeable feel of the pure, diverse, Spirit-filled worship that took place. With dynamic strong worship leaders and backing vocalists, along with excellent musicianship, the package brings you into God's presence with songs like "Rain" led by Noel Robinson, "My Hiding Place", by Lara Martin, "The Great I Am" with Madeleine Kerzner, "Seeking your Face" by the album's vocal arranger Donna Akodu and "Praise Jehovah/Holy Ground/Holy Holy Holy" featuring the powerful voice of Sonnie Badu. The DVD aptly finishes with the message song "Love Each Other" gratifyingly led by Graham Kendrick. The overall sound of the album does have a touch of Hillsong about it, but overall, this is a brave and indeed visionary attempt to bridge the unbiblical gap between white and black Christian communities.
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|It’s not often that you see some of the ‘who’s who’ of UK Worship Leaders collaborate on a worship project together. But the ‘Kingdom Worship Movement’ have done it.
They recorded the worship at their ‘Renewal’ celebration in London (2010) and the result is a CD/DVD that captures their unified heart brilliantly. In a passionate outpouring of worship they demonstrate that the bride can join together in one voice and connect in intimacy with the Groom.
Rain features songs by; Noel Robinson, Graham Kendrick, Ben Cantelon, Lara Martin, Mark Beswick, Donna Akodu, Madeleine Kerzner and Sonnie Badu.