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UMC youths release album

Youthful gospel outfit Echoes of Grace will tomorrow launch their debut album titled Tsitsi Dzinondishamisa at Emanuel United Methodist church in Norton.

By Blessing Mandabva

United Methodist Church youthful outfit Echoes of Grace

The group’s spokesperson Lloyd Tembo told The Standard Style that they decided to record their music this year despite the group having been in existence since November 2016.

Tembo said the decision to record and release the debut project — a five-track album — was inspired by Mathew 28:19, which says: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”

“Echoes of Grace are making disciples through music,” he said.

“Ever since the group was established, we have been invited to perform at various church events such as Easter revivals, funerals, weddings, memorials and birthdays.”

The group is made up of 14 members who are all youths in the United Methodist Church.

“Grace keeps us going and we thank God for taking us this far. We attribute the success of the release of our first album to team work and sacrifice, which is the group’s motto,” Tembo said.

He said Tsitsi Dzinondishamisa was derived from the fact that they had seen God’s grace from the time they started the group up to today.

Songs carried on the album include the title track Tsitsi Dzinondishamisa, Mwari Vakanaka Weduwe, Itai Muponesi, Mwatakura Kuipa Jesu and Makanaka Jesu.

Another United Methodist Church outfit, Mufudzi Wakanaka, would be supporting act at the launch.

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