Shumayela ©2000 Grant Schwarz

While sorting through some music, I found on old acapella song called ‘Shumayela’. I thought it meant ‘come let us sing’ in Swahili, but I wasn’t even close. I liked the sound of the word, so I wrote this song about singing and celebrating freedom through Christ’s salvation.

I did the studio recordings only a couple of weeks after finishing it – and I couldn’t remember how to sing it!  I managed to mumble my way through it though.

I sequenced the music on a Yamaha QY300 and the drums through an Alesis SR-16. The guitar tracks & vocals were added in the studio (in 2000), with 10 other songs in chaotic couple of days of budget studio time.

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