The good folks at propeller have sent me a complimentary Miami Vineyard Live CD so I could check it out and let you know my thoughts. Before I do, check out the info below to see what the company has to say. Then keep on reading because propeller has an extra complimentary copy that they will send one of my lucky readers. Or should I say blessed readers. :)
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.
Okay, time to play "True Confessions." I didn't really think much of this CD the first time I played it. While I love all kinds of music, there is pretty much one style of worship music I tend to listen too. Call me old and stuck in my ways, but that's the truth. I did enjoy "How Great is Our God," because it is a song I'm familiar with. and the Vineyard version isn't all that different than the versions I am used to. However, my kids are not at all old and stuck in their ways, and they started playing the CD over and over.
A funny thing happened! Suddenly, as I heard the songs played repeatedly, I got to know them. I found myself singing along. (My apologies to my family.) Then, the other day, when the kids put in on to make cleaning a bit more fun, they started to dance around the living room. I found myself dancing too! Now the CD has totally grown on me, and I find it a wonderful way to worship God and even have some fun at the same time! I recommend that you check it out!
Now for the giveaway rules. Please read them CAREFULLY as I don't seem to be explaining them well enough. LOL
Leave a comment. Tell me who your favorite worship artist is to get one entry.
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The contest will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday, April 1, 2012. The winner will be chosen on Monday, April 2, 2012 or sometime soon after.
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