~~November 2, 2018~~
I’m so happy I found this song.
I had never heard about it until an episode of America’s Got Talent Show where ‘Angel City Chorale‘ performed a cover.
What an amazing song!
Here’s Alex Boye’s version.
“Baba Yetu” (Swahili: “Our Father“) is the theme song for the 2005 video game, Civilization IV. It was composed by Christopher Tin, and performed by Ron Ragin and the Stanford Talisman.
For its re-release in Tin’s debut album Calling All Dawns, it was performed by the Soweto Gospel Choir. The song, when rereleased, became the first piece of video game music to be nominated and win a Grammy Award.
This message is why Boyé believes he personally felt a deep connection to this particular song
“When my family found out I joined the church at the age of 16, I was kicked out of my house. That night, I walked the streets of London in tears clinging to the Book of Mormon like my life depended on it. It was the only thing constant left in my life,” Boyé said. “Whilst walking the streets homeless, I would recite the Lord’s Prayer and it became a source of deep comfort to me.”
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The Lord’s Prayer in Swahili
~~Published on Mar 22, 2016~~
Support Christopher Tin! Purchase his Grammy-winning album ‘Calling All Dawns’ at http://www.christophertin.com
Alex Boyé, BYU Men’s Chorus & Philharmonic, Christopher Tin
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