We are pleased to announce to you the release of Grace Namwamba's new CD of Kiswahili Gospel Music titled "Mawazo ya Tumaini" - Thoughts of Hope.  The music genres are variable, ranging from Benga to traditional gospel, mutibo, lingala, shona and highlife beats. 


Produced by Reuben Kigame of Word of Truth Ministries, Eldoret Kenya, and director of Sifa Voices, Nairobi (and  Sifa Sounds Eldoret) the CD was recorded at Lakeshore Studios in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Alongside the lead singer Grace Namwamba, the CD features talented artists Reuben Kigame, John Bosco Namwamba, Lydia Njeri, and Dorothy Odera.


Many of the songs on the CD are original compositions by Reuben Kigame.  Others are by Lydia Njeri, Grace Namwamba and Darlene Zschech.  One is from Zimbabwe while the rest are Kenyan Praise and worship songs by anonymous (or yet to be identified) composers from Kenya.  Eleven of the songs are sung in Kiswahili except Yesu N’Oluanda which is a Luhya gospel medley  arranged  by Reuben Kigame and Douglas Jiveti.


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