Posts tagged ‘Worship Service’
Drums in Church – Some Concluding Thoughts
My friend Kemi Awosile put me in contact with Steve Okwor, an African drummer who organized the drummers for our Thanksgiving Day service at The Mother Church (TMC). She had sat in and drummed with this group before, and so I asked her how she felt about her experience.
Kemi said, “I am in awe of the communication that occurs when two or more people sit down to drum. The inner and outer rhythms, the call and response back and forth and the pure joy of working together and off of one another all leave me breathless and spell bound. For me, it is miraculous and magical to get to play with these folks.”
Many of you who regularly search for that next great piece of music to sing in your worship service — You Know Who You Are — have asked about the solo I performed on June 7, 2009. The occasion was the day of Sunday Services preceding the Monday Annual Meeting of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, 2009.
As many of you know, this year’s theme for Annual Meeting was “One Accord, One Place.” The Sunday Services definitely supported this theme.
After going down many different roads of exploration, in search of that perfect song, the right idea for the solo just floated to the surface in a very quiet moment. That’s usually how it happens for me.
We’ve been Very Busy Bees at Watchfire Music. Six months ago, we embarked on a project of immense proportions. We knew it was big, but the more we dug in, somehow, the bigger it became! This project was the updating and rebuilding of watchfiremusic.com. We projected a June 1st launch, then told you all that “good things come to those who wait,” and we kept working…