CD Review and Giveway: Miami Vineyard Live

What happens when a group of people 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?

This fantastic CD is what happens.

I must confess that I’ve been pretty burned out on popular worship music after working in churches for the past 9 years. After awhile, things just seem to all sound the same. So I’ve elected to either listen to music released in the late 90s or early 2000 when I first became a Christian because it helps me to remember the fire I had burning in me at the beginning or I listen to classical music when I want to pray or read the Bible.

This is in no way a criticism of music being played in churches today.  I’ve just been burned out and needed a change for awhile.  So when I was asked to review Miami Vineyard’s CD, I postponed for a couple of months. I just didn’t want to listen to any new worship music.

I was so wrong.

The vocals, music and arrangements are so rich and fresh! I’m only familiar with three tracks on this CD. But all of the arrangements were completely new to me and I loved them all. My favorite is: Hallelujah Anyhow.

This CD is a shot of B12 to my spirit and I’m so glad I listened to it.

Propeller Marketing has graciously given me permission to give away a copy of this CD to one of my readers. If you’d like a chance to win, please comment on this post with your name and list something that you were reluctant to try and wound up being happy you did.

I’ll announce a winner on Monday, April 2.  Good luck!

One thought on “CD Review and Giveway: Miami Vineyard Live

  1. Last year, I received a flyer in the mail to join Team in Training – a program that will train you for an endurance event (half marathon, marathon, 100-mile bike ride, or triathlon) while you raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I really needed some motivation to get up off the couch, but I thought this might be reaching just a little too far. But, I grabbed and friend and we went to a “no obligation” informational meeting where we met some of the coaches, mentors, and other previous participants who couldn’t speak highly enough of this life-altering experience. They claimed that going from couch potato to marathon finisher in 5 months was absolutely doable. With fear, doubt, and a fair amount of concern for my general welfare, I signed up. I needed a change and, I wasn’t seeing any other options presenting themselves. Funny how that works – we wait for options to present themselves, rather than going out and creating/finding those options ourselves. But, that’s for another discussion. Long story – short…I did raise over $3200 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. And I did finish my marathon…upright, even! No crawling across the finish line for this girl! It really was the most amazing experience of my life! I met so many wonderful people; people who truly believe in a cause, and come to together to make remarkable things happen by opening their hearts and minds for each other. And, I found one of those people in the last place I expected…within myself.

    ~Teeocka Sylvester

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