Here we go....the FINAL review & giveaway for this week that has been FULL of them!
MIAMI VINEYARD LIVE
As talked about in previous posts, I am a fan of Vineyard Worship. Having spent time in a Vineyard church and LOVING the worship, I have a soft spot for it.
My thoughts: Just the cover of the album made me smile. For this mom that is suffering from being PAST ready for the gray winter to end, it gave me a bit of spring fever. THEN---I turned it on. From practically the 1st second, I wanted to get up and dance. (Yes, you probably don't need that image in your head! LOL). The Latin beats are FUN. I was immediately thinking of Gloria Estefan. Music has a way of reaching into the hidden places and bringing healing, encouragement, and breaking down walls. The day I turned this on, I was struggling. I was "down" and very stressed. This CD immediately changed that. Within minutes, I was renewed/recharged and even found myself buzzing around the house with energy. I was also back connected to God in a way that had been suffering for the previous few days. THAT is what worship does. THAT is why we HAVE to make sure we pour GOOD THINGS IN! I loved that it was mostly new music to me but that it had some "old" favorites with a new twist. Granted, I admit...this one was a bit different than my typical music style. Yet, I loved it! Another great benefit: there are bits and pieces of Spanish thrown in; it was fun to listen to my daughter with since we are using Spanish as our foreign language.
About Miami Vineyard LIVE:
What happens when a group of 20+ musicians and 10+ songwriters steeped deep in their own musical traditions of Black Gospel, Latin, Caribbean, and Anglo come together to create a new tradition and sound? What happens when the fusion of Black, Anglo, Latino, Caribbean, and Cuban voices unite together to worship in one voice? Among the 2000 people that attend the Miami Vineyard Community Church, there are over a hundred singers, instrumentalists and songwriters that make up its eclectic worship ministry. For one night, these musicians joined together in worship and invited the church to document the sound that is uniquely MIAMI VINEYARD LIVE.
This distinctive bi-lingual liturgy is filled with many flavors, from Latino claves to gospel two-step to funk and soul to delay-laden rock guitars of modern worship, yet they all work together seamlessly to create a new sound and voice that is authentic and refreshing. From anthems of praise and proclamation to songs of intimacy and adoration, there is a common thread running deep throughout this recording and that is true worship of the Living God as an expression of His Kingdom breaking in on the streets and beaches of Miami, FL.
One reader will receive a copy of Miami Vineyard Live. Just leave a comment to enter. Be sure to leave your name and email address for contact. Winner will be chosen at Random on March 10th. This week's giveaway winners will be announced on March 11th.
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