Christian, Faith, Pentecost, Protest, Resistance, Song, Uncategorized

“Get Up, Stand Up!” – Song of Protest, Pentecost, and Empire

The first thing that came to my mind when I thought of music that echoed the themes of protest and resistance was Rastafarian music. The spirit(uality) of Rastafarian music can be discerned in its questioning of hegemony and in its powerfully evocative lyrics insinuating non-compliance with the Empire. The song “Get up, Stand up” written… Continue reading “Get Up, Stand Up!” – Song of Protest, Pentecost, and Empire

Christmas, Song

Mary Did You Know (New Lyrics)

This song is not new to us. We’ve all heard it even if we’ve not sung it. Ever since I first heard this song back in 2000 or 2001, it has gone on to become one of my favourite Christmas songs. In October 2016, my Professor, George Zachariah, had asked me compose new lyrics for… Continue reading Mary Did You Know (New Lyrics)