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Religious vs Secular songs

4261060-a-happy-smiley-face-button-wears-headphones-and-a-musical-note-symbol-shows-he-is-listening-to-musicI’ve been thinking a lot lately about secular and gospel songs. Personally, I do not have a problem with listening to good music whether gospel or not. I’ve had several conversations with several people that have been unable to convince me on why I should listen to just gospel songs. They say they listen to just gospel songs but if we critically analyse it, the truth in this is limited. What do I mean? I’d explain.

I always ask “What are gospel songs?”

The answer I get the most are:

Gospel songs are songs that glorify God, songs that have Jesus or God in it or songs that are inspired by God and secular songs are songs that are not gospel.

This being said, I’d now like to start by stating that not all Christian songs are glorifying God, some are songs of conviction, some are stories of fellowship with God and not necessarily the result of this fellowship. Not every song that has Jesus or God in it is a gospel song.

Almost every Nigerian artist thanks God for their success… “Oluwa is involved” “baba you too much” etc. Since they are glorifying God we could say they are gospel songs yeah? -_-

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National Anthems, birthday songs etc. where do we categorise them? Why do people still find excuses to listen to “Classics”? How would a man propose to his wife with background music? So couples can’t sing love songs to each other? Kids can’t sing songs from Barney and cartoons? People can’t sing songs by Asa and Bob Marley? People can’t appreciate good music?

What is worse is how they get edgy when they hear “secular songs”. If you’re comfortable with listening to just gospel songs why are you angry? Some make excuses and listen to it with different camouflage. There is no need to pretend remember God sees the heart. My idea is there are different kinds of songs:

There are sexual/erotic songs, spiritual songs, inspirational songs, love songs, etc.

Lyrics are inspired by events, most of which people can relate to. It is a strong tool to soothe the mind, trigger the mind etc. You can learn a lot from music so don’t restrict yourself. Just avoid songs that communicate anger or negative thoughts. If a song makes you dance, dance! It means it triggers happiness.

But who knows? I might be wrong. I’m learning. I question a lot and I need answers. If I’m wrong educate me.

Love,

Einsteinette.

The speaking feet project…GREASE : THE NAIJA MIX

You think you’ve heard and seen it all, well, you are about to be swept off your feet with something much more than you’ve ever imagined!!!

INTRODUCING GREASE :
THE NAIJA MIX BY THE KRUMP DANCE STUDIOS

The Speaking feet project is a dance theatre project aimed at providing jobs for young talented dance /theatre performers by providing entertainment avenues for show casing their talent.
The project is an initiative of The Krump Dance Studios Abuja, a recognized and registered dance studio which specializes in dance fitness, dance training and dance theatre and entertainment.

The Maiden production of The Speaking Feet Project is Grease: The Naija Mix, the first full length dance theatre production in Abuja. Based on the 1970’s classic Grease starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton John, the production aims to recreate fond memories re-telling the story but set in Nigeria in the 70’s. With a blend of original scores, grease favorites and fresh choreography, Grease: The Naija Mix promises to be a must watch for the month of August.
The production aims to entertain and expose the Nigerian audience to various forms of performing arts outside mainstream entertainment. It also intends to create platform for dancers pursuing a professional career in the competitive yet limited entertainment market. Most importantly though, we aim to produce exportable art and create an international brand made up young Nigerian talent.

Date: 24th of August, 2013

Proposed Venue: NUC Viewing Hall, 26, Aguiyi Ironsi Street Maitama Abuja

Tickets: 2500 (regular), 5,000 (VIP)

Grease Tees: 3,500

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Twitter: @krumpstudios. Or @isysdrain
Official hash tag – (#Grease:The Naija Mix)
Facebook: facebook/the krump dance studios
Website: www.thekrumpdancestudios.org

For Enquiries call:
07035686227, 08064388746
Tickets are already available!!! Get yours now!!!
Don’t miss this!!!

Hearing the story from a friend will never be enough, so… BE THERE!!!

My Sempiternal Muse

I stood clueless

I didn’t know what to do as the music played

I felt stupid as the music played. I was embarrassed

I was alone but I felt eyes watching me

The pain drained me in ways I couldn’t explain

I closed my eyes and tried to hold the tears from coming

I wanted to express myself with my whole body not just my eyes

Was that too much to ask?

I wallowed in my pain and feeling of defeat

Suddenly, I felt someone take my right hand

He pulled me into his arms and whispered

I’m here now and I’d be here for you always

Just let me be the one you’d express yourself through

I didn’t know who spoke but he gave me so much assurance

I trusted him

His voice was subtle and convincing

I felt him direct me

He melted into me

He interpreted every rhythm and word

He controlled me

I let him do what he wanted

The way he wanted it

My body swayed and obeyed him

My body popped when it needed to

It moved sometimes like I had no bone in it

It moved swiftly sometimes

And slow at other times

I reached heights I had never reached

He took charge

I couldn’t hold back the smiles

I felt stronger and in control

Never thought I could express myself like this

Even when I was tired, I felt joy and satisfaction

He was the best thing that ever happened to me

The feeling was the most beautiful thing ever

I decided never to let go of it ever

To me dance is more than an act but a personality.

Love,

Einsteinette.

The Universal Expression

That moment
The moment when it’s just you in your own world
A beat plays and you feel a tingling sensation within
Nothing else matters
You really do not care if anyone is watching
The music bonds with your body
The lyrics bond with the heart
The body and brain join forces
They make beautiful steps in tune with the rhythm
The joy you feel is unexplainable
Sometimes we laugh because of this joy
Sometimes we are overwhelmed by the joy and we cry
Somehow people watching understand
They understand the emotions behind the movements
It feels beautiful
It is the only way a Spanish person can communicate to a Chinese without speaking
It is a universal language
It’s all I want to do when I’m sad
Happy, Angry, Celebrating, Hyper
Countless emotions are expressed by it
It is a universal expression from the heart
what more can i say to describe the beauty of dancing…

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Love,
Einsteinette.