Africa is a home of diverse traditional, cultural and religious heritages. One of these heritages and modes of their religious expressions is music. In Africa, music and religion act as a single entity; they are inseparable. The African worship traditions have greatly influenced the contemporary worship practices of African churches. From a cultural point of view, African people do not feel comfortable in a controlled or solemn church environment where emotions are not expressed freely.
African churches enjoy a more demonstrative and expressive form of worship. Therefore, they usually tend to associate their music with movements and actions, such as clapping, stomping feet, dancing, and playing native percussion instruments. Percussion instruments are at the heart of the African music; therefore, percussion plays a vital role in the Christian worship music as well. An interesting feature of the African worship is that members are fully involved in the whole service.
As African churches develop and start to grow into big numbers, music ministries and musicians become very important. They serve local churches and support church evangelism movements. Local churches will also support local music ministries and musicians to join the development of churches.
Let the children of God in Africa praise Him and testify His goodness forever and always!
On April 29th, after the Sunday Service, three Jubilee staff and two members had a meeting to process the MV production of Jubilee album song "Only Cross", and confirmed the work division. The lead singer Yibai will be the actor of MV, while Jin Fang be the MV director and Miriam will be responsible for editing and cutting the video.
After Easter, Jubilee Worship Band started to have rehearsals to continue to grow as spiritual worshipers. During these rehearsals, their main focus has been on learning Rhythms for building up basic of band music.
Jubilee Worship Australia released Easter concert video which performed on April 1, Easter Sunday. The video is filled with the moment all people praise risen Lord together. Many people reflected to the video that they could receive a lot of grace.
In the afternoon of April 14th, Saturday, Jubilee China member violinist Shaobo Zhang and sound engineer Wenwen Yang came to Jubilee recording studio to record prayer background music.
During the rehearsal, they tried to make their original song. One member wrote lyrics themed with cross and simple melodies. Members actively joined modification of some parts of melodies and harmonies. Till they can complete the song, they'll continually work together.
Jubilee Chorus Korea took the first meeting for the new project called 'Hymn Recording Project' at the Jubilee Korea center.