New Disc From VaShawn Mitchell
Multi-Stellar and Dove Music Award winner, VaShawn Mitchell, drops his new worship packed album, ”Africa Worship,” on all digital outlets August 14th. It will release in both audio and video configurations on all digital outlets.
“Africa Worship” was recorded in Johannesburg, South Africa. The set creates musical history as one of the most innovative, and wonderful syntheses of musical styles that blends elements of Gospel, Classical, and Africa’s indigenous rhythms together for a powerful worship experience. The album features artists from South Africa, Nigeria, Swaziland, Ghana and international gospel superstars such as Joe Mettle, Ntokozo Mbambo, Yvonne May, Lebohang Kgapola (Lebo) and a host of other worship leaders who joined Mitchell to birth this unique sound.
“Africa Worship was an amazing experience for me. The opportunity to collaborate with artists from Africa was the highlight for me,” Mitchell said. “They taught me a song in Zulu as well. The energy and worship experience in South Africa is second to none and will be felt throughout this recording. I’m Looking forward to the release and working with these amazing artists again.”
This 12-song album is built around Mitchell’s theory that it’s important to involve an array of artists – international and regional not only regional and international acts into the mix; but to also include musicians from across the continent. This theory was proven with his song, “God is Good,” which remains one of the biggest songs in South Africa.
This is Mitchell’s second African live recording. His previous set, 2016’s “Secret Place” was recorded at the famed Mosaek Teatro, in Fairland, Gauteng a suburb of Johannesburg. “It is the most humbling and amazing experience when the people of South Africa sing along with my songs and worship with me,” he says. “It’s still surreal that the message made its way around the world. God is awesome!”