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GAEL on iTunes


Adorons L’eternel (aka GAEL) & Alain Moloto are now on iTunes. Their music is the primary source of Congolese worship that I use.  Available for download are several songs that we use: Yahwe Tobelemi, Eh Yahwe, Mwana Na Mpate, Medley (Je Veux N’être Qu’à Toi – Emmanuel), and Schilo. The only one that’s missing is “Jesus Le Prince Glourieux”.

Lingala worship is not just a Congolese thing. This music has spread over the whole continent and the sound of GAEL’s worship has influenced many other artists. I recommend this to any musician as a direct source to learn bass lines, guitar patterns, drum beats and keyboard styles. For American vocalists (especially those at NCF-U city), buy these tracks, make a mix for your car and get these songs in your brain and your spirit to sing without having to focus so much on the language barrier.

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Athoms & Nadège: In Concert! July 6, 5pm @ New City Fellowship (1483 82nd St)

 Athoms & Nadège: In Concert!

July 4 Saturday July 6, 5pm

@ New City Fellowship (1483 82nd St. St Louis MO 63113)

This talented and Spirit-filled couple from Kinshasa DRC are once again visiting our church and we are excited about sharing their music with the community. Last year’s concert was one of the most exciting and encouraging experiences I’ve ever had. Please come and join us for worship in English, French, and Lingala.

Here’s their website:

Purchase their new recording here:

Here’s track one from the new CD:

And enjoy this clip from last year’s concert.




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Athoms and Nadege: a brief recap featuring pics and a song

Last month, we had a wonderful time of worship with Athoms and Nadege Mbuma from Kinshasa, D.R.Congo. The first half of the concert featured songs from the American church in English with some French and Lingala translation. Then Athoms shared some thoughts on worship from John 4. The woman that Jesus met at the well was so awestruck by her encounter with Jesus that she left her water jug behind and ran to tell everyone. Athoms admonished us to worship with that same vigor by leaving behind the details of life that consume our thoughts and to worship Jesus as an expression of wonder at who he is.  The second half of the music was a selection of songs from G.A.E.L. that featured Athoms and Nadege. The conclusion was an exciting song that Athoms told us was in the “folkloric” style called “Anyataka”. This song got everyone in the room jumping and dancing. Believe it or not – I don’t think that I’ve ever experienced so much joy, dance, and excitement in our worship than during that song.

Hopefully we’ll have some video at some point that I can share, but for now, here’s a track from the evening:

Here’s a simple lead sheet that I made of Anyataka

Here’s pics from Neil Das. You can find all the pics he took here.

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Agwaya Beat

a little sample of the stuff Athoms shared with us last night at the Congo Music seminar.

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Athoms Itinerary in the US this summer

I’ve been receiving a lot of calls and emails about Athoms schedule in the US this summer. If he’s coming through your region, I highly recommend that you make an effort to find these venues.

June 16-17: St Louis MO – Worship Concert at New City Fellowship, and Sunday morning 

TONIGHT 6:30 June 19: Congolese Music Seminar for Musicians at New City Fellowship

June 22 – 24: Dallas, TX  with Pastor Muzingu

June 25 – July 1: Atlanta, GA – New Jerusalem

July 4 – 8: Washington D.C. – Brother BOBO

July 13-16: Charlotte, NC – Pastor Freddy Shembo

July 20-21: St. Louis, MO – Prayer Retreat

July 22: Nashville, TN with Pastor Guy Wembo;

July 27-29: Champaign, IL – Creek Church with Pastor Grogan and Bloomington, IL – Papa Bompeya

BTW – we shot video, took photos and made recordings of the concert this past weekend. As soon as we have anything ready to share, I’ll post it here and the various other social networks.

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Worship Concert at NCF featuring Athoms and Nadege

So even though my trip to DR Congo was usurped by the adoption, we still have the opportunity once again to have Athoms and his wife, Nadege, join us at New City Fellowship for a couple weeks. We are planning on having a seminar on Congolese worship combined with a seminar on African American worship (at the request of Athoms). There will also be a special worship concert Saturday, June 16 at 6:30pm that will combind his music with ours for an evening of celebrating the reconciliation power of the gospel of Jesus.


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