Posts Tagged ‘Music’

December 22nd, 2017 - 10:35 pm § in Church, Africa

A musical revolution!

“This wasn’t a forum, this was a revolution!!” says a pastor at the end of the first edition of the International Forum for Christian Artists. The vision that had been penciled in our agenda for a long time but became concrete this summer when we visited the Christian Artists Semin[...]

April 5th, 2017 - 8:58 am § in Uncategorized

Ordinary Special

“Last week’s  show caused serious political upheaval between Senegal and Mauritania. The president even had to pronounce himself in order to solve it! “Bernard and I sit in the waiting room of a large Senegalese television station, preparing for the filming of the country’s largest [...]

December 31st, 2016 - 12:06 am § in Church, Africa

New video for a warm Christmas

“I like to listen to your music, even though I am Muslim.” It is a reaction of a teenager on Facebook and it shows once again that the music of Bernard reaches a very wide audience. And after weeks of planning, script writing, casting, construction a decor, finding locations, fundraisin[...]

August 13th, 2016 - 8:15 am § in Family, Africa, Support

CDs and DVDs for sale

We have already been able to produce many amazing albums. You can order an album by sending an email to Jan [@] The CDs and DVDs are € 10.- each + € 1.99 postage.   The album “Connexion” announces again a new dimension in the musicality of Bernard. With a powerful f[...]

August 13th, 2016 - 8:11 am § in Church, Africa

Dance moves and other musical movements

“I’m sure you would have shed a tear of joy if you would have been present” Cissa writes in an email last week about the meeting with pastors and other leaders in Thiès last week. On June 26th we organized a big gospel concert and on this evaluation it becomes clear that the peopl[...]

April 24th, 2016 - 11:21 am § in Church

Out of key

Passionately the newly formed band “Shalom” plays their first performance. It is the final concert after a full weekend music workshop by Cissa and friends for youth from different churches in the Casamance. People begged him the whole weekend to do a big solo performance. But even thoug[...]

February 1st, 2016 - 12:37 pm § in Church

Travelling with a camera crew

 “We’re on a journey, a journey, we are not from here, we’re just passing through …” The lyrics gives food for thought, the melody gets stuck in your head, and the images give a wonderful impression of one of the most beautiful places in Senegal.   Bookmark on Delicious D[...]

February 1st, 2016 - 12:25 pm § in Church

The main connection…

 Connexion, the title of the last Cissa CD is a good indicator of what happened during the Christmas Concert. It was not just the chemistry with the audience or the fact that the program was recorded for television. Several young gospel artists were given a podium and gave a varied program, surpris[...]

October 5th, 2015 - 8:44 am § in Church

Concert in the Senegalese jungle

It was an amazing celebration in the green south of Senegal, Ziguinchor. Traditional music played on instruments like the Kora with new lyrics written by young Christian artists. Bernard’s idea to give a podium to young Christian talents is an overwhelming success. He shares with enthusiasm: “it[...]

July 29th, 2015 - 7:13 pm § in Church

European Tour!

The first concert of Bernard in the Netherlands was well placed: in the most multicultural (and most beautiful) city of our country. The perfect organization of Jolien and her team, and the warm and fluent French by Corine, made Bernard felt right at home. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recomm[...]