MP3 William Johnson - Freedom...joybeat
Eclectic mix of world music including Latin, and Middle Eastern sounds. Percussion instrumentation such as congas, darbukas, and djembe blend together with string, piano, as well as acoustic guitar arrangements to bring an intense message of the love, pas
9 MP3 Songs in this album (35:48) !
Related styles: LATIN: Cuban, JAZZ: Jazz Fusion
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Life is a journey. There are moments of tranquility, and moments more intense. As the colors of a rainbow, so is life in it''s diversity. It is a gift...from God. In "Freedom...joybeat", there is a diverse collection
of rhythms and melodies from various types of instrumentation. In the song titled "Joybeat", comes from the book of 1 Chronicles chapter 15 where King David is bringing in the Ark of the Covenant back into Jerusalem. Middle Eastern drums called the Darbuka are played with layers of tambourines, shakers, keyboard, and Persian flute sounds to portray the passion and intensity of the moment. The first track "Gratefulness" is a smoth blend of percussion and acoustic guitar by Alex Anders of Journey Church and
Pure Mix Studios in Raleigh North Carolina. Dios es Amor offers a quick change of pace with a rumba guaguanco rythm from Cuba with lyrics by grammy award winning percussionist out of Los Angeles Luis
Conte. The song begins with the narration in Spanish of Psalm 27 and transitions to a beautiful call and response chorus also in https://www.tradebit.comation is a narration of Romans chapter 8 with a backdrop of rain sticks, shakers, and chimes, all to a tranquil melody played on an improvised water drum. There are two tracks on the cd titled "at the beach". One is a improvised conga solo meant to place your mind at the beach accompanied by a conga drummer. The other "at the beach" song is a mood setting track with the sound of the beach and a large shekere being played. "Prophecy" is an intense percussion track played on an African djembe with congas, glasses, and shakers. It uses at times different time signatures and breaks that embody the
transitions needed in this life that we live. The last track is a calming and inspiring welcome to the grace that only God can provide. It is a testimate and explanation of the ultimate invitation to love and peace. It
begins with the sound of rain upon a tin roof, as in the Caribbean and is followed by a slow blend of an afro-cuban rumba, piano, and gentle strings. All in all "Freedom...Joybeat" is an expression of love intended to inspire, calm, and welcome listeners to the love and beautiful grace that is found only in the presence of Jesus Christ.
William was born in Waukegan, Illinois and raised in Southern California. He is an active member at Overcoming Church Ministries in Fayetteville, NC, and the founder of the annual multi-cultural percussion event, "The Heartbeat for Worship Celebration."Having spent nearly eight years in the Air Force, he traveled extensively across the globe and developed a love for diverse forms of music. Drawing upon his Latin heritage, and being inspired by such musicians as Sheila E., William began to study Latin percussion. This later developed into a passion for a number of other cultural styles after receiving the Lord Jesus Christ into his heart. This passion for global
cultures, people, and music led him to study African, Middle Eastern, Classical forms of Indian music. This knowledge and talent allows him to bridge the gap between God and mankind as it pertains to evangelism. The combination of being innately gifted and classically trained gives William the "tools" needed to translate Gods message to reach the nations . William Johnson ministers through music and exhortation in over a hundred worship services, concerts, and conferences a year along side some of the worlds most renown and gifted minstrels. He is also a part of the CCFM (Christian
Covenant of Fellowship Ministries) and can be seen each year at the conference and concerts, playing, working, etc.
William has been involved in campus ministry for over eight years at Fayetteville State University. While in the Air Force he led several different outreach Bible studies and worship services during deployments in
the Middle East.