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The Worship Music of Kenya

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The Worship Music of Kenya
Kenyan worship music is nothing if not joyous.It is always accompanied by movement and sometimes the dancing is quite vigorous.Generally, the women are better dancers, but some of the men are quite nimble and fluid. The singing is full-throated and frequently “call and response” where the leader will sing a phrase (sometimes quite lengthy) and the congregation will respond.This is not unlike many African-American spirituals.Here is a short video clip of some of the worship I participated in a small country church.You will notice the “call and response” between the female worship leader and the congregation.Also notice that the keyboard and sound system are powered by a car battery!This church was quite poor.But notice the joy.I was able to participate in similar worship almost every day. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86r5DY9aaJo&feature=BFa&list=HL1350479752 I will never forget the intensity of one woman who was a worship leader at Christ Favour Ministr…