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March 27, 2011

Manifesto

Here is another AWESOME video of another new favorite song of mine.  It really gets you moving and this video makes me want to jump and dance!

The group is called City Harmonic and the song is Manifesto.  They rock it out!!

This is what their website says about them.  Pretty cool.

The Canadian band’s six-song EP debut, Introducing The City Harmonic, is a nostalgic Brit-pop meets campfire sing-along mix that features raucous, gang vocals along with agile, soaring anthems crafted to include the listener.  The band, consisting of front man Elias Dummer, bassist Eric Fusilier, guitarist Aaron Powell and drummer Josh Vanderlaan, isn’t as interested in finding fans as they are looking for participants in the journey. “Both art and worship are participatory acts—not consumptive acts,” says Elias. “What is meaningful for people is the experience, that creative moment when art is shared. To us, it’s almost as though these songs just don’t sound right without everybody involved.”

Enjoy!




And the meaning of their name?

Even the band’s name is partly derived from the sense that in communal worship we catch a fleeting glimpse of the world that we pine for. Elias explains: “C.S. Lewis said this thing that’s always stuck with us:  ‘If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.’  It’s like there’s this hopeful nostalgia within us all for the way things ought to be. It’s great when coming together feels like that – like it’s the unveiling of something bigger and better than ourselves. If we can somehow spark in people a dream, something they just can’t shake, then that will inspire them to sing like every word matters, to live like every day matters, and having tasted heaven they’ll get on with helping this world feel more like home.”

I can see even bigger things coming from this group.  Hope you enjoyed!
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