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!
This week Jubilee Chorus in New York began its first rehearsal of the Christmas season.
Jubilee Worship Australia Holds Regular Fellowship, Rehearsal
Jubilee Mongolia held worship night for October. The worship night has begun with praises from Jubilee worship team which members from different praise team of Jubilee has united as one team.
Jubilee Korea hosts a Worship Leader School for those who are serving the church worship Services in Korea,
This worship leader school is a curriculum designed to help activating church worship in Korean. Any committed members who are currently taking part in the church worship ministry or wishing to participate in are possible to register.
On October 5th, Jubilee Orchestra St. Louis held an important meeting regarding upcoming Christmas concert at the Jubilee World HQ.
Jubilee Fellowship department director, began the meeting with an introduction to Jubilee World's history and root established by Olivet Assembly. It is very important to share what God has done and continues to do with the development of Jubilee World, to everyone involve in each of the musical departments.For Jubilee believes that God will steer their hearts to greatly develop these departments.
On Sept. 30, Jubilee Nashville's Chinese band had the opportunity to perform the opening show of the 2017 Mid-Autumn Festival which was organized by the Chinese student and scholar association at Vanderbilt University.