TCC Playlist: Amazing Grace – Nearer My God to Thee by Ladysmith Black Mambazo

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the all male acapella choral group from South Africa, have performed around the world teaching people about South African culture and spreading a message of harmony, peace, and love. Listen to them sing “Nearer my God to Thee” after the jump:

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TCC Playlist: Nearer My God to Thee by The Lower Lights

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The Lower Lights Sarah Sample of the Americana gospel revival group “The Lower Lights” founded in 2009, says of old hymns, “there’s just really beautiful, hopeful music out there that I don’t think has been given justice to. So we’ve been trying to . . . dig those songs out of the earth and polish them up a bit.” She continues, “What we want people to feel is that there’s room for everyone in the songs no matter what their lives look like, that there’s space for them to sing along and be joyful in it and be part of it.” Sample says. “We’re all part of … a bigger human family, and I think that’s what music is about: bringing people together.” The group is predominately Mormon, but these traditional hymns transcend that label and have been sung by all Christians. For example, listen to the track “Nearer my God to Thee” after the jump:

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