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A Central Asian song

A number of Central Asia republics are seeing significant church growth and are beginning to develop their own forms of worship. A Christian visitor to Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, attended a rare public gathering of Christians in the city, where a grey-haired Azerbaijani was invited to read one of his poems. The congregation’s enthusiastic response acknowledged his skill for weaving the universal gospel into rich Azerbaijani cloth.

This man is not alone in Azerbaijan. Both tracks on this CD were recorded in Azerbaijan. While for security reasons we cannot identify the artists or the producer, we can tell you that a number of albums have been recorded and are being distributed around the country. A recent email from the producer reports on a '... music production which we were involved in: approximately 14 songs, real Azerbaijani style - piano, violin, balaban, bass guitar, acoustic guitar.'

This same producer is working on music and spoken materials in both Azerbaijani and other languages (such as this track 2) which the Azerbaijani Christians can use to share the gospel with their neighbours.

This track is a typical Christian worship song coming out of Central Asia. Neither words nor translation are available at present.

Style: Modern Turkic
Language: Central Asian
Composer: anon
Contact for track: Resonance
Copyright: ©2002 Resonance

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