Two Durban performers, Justin Nanak and Thandeka Dube-Ndhlovu, have composed an original praise-and-workshop ballad, The Mighty One, which was specially written for the Mini World Youth Day 2017
The core theme for the event is drawn from Mary’s Magnificat and more specifically Luke 1:49 : which says “The Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is His Name” .
These long time friends have relished this opportunity to express their spiritual devotion through music and are delighted that their song has been formally adopted as the Mini World Youth Day theme for 2017: “My prayer is that this song of praise will help our young people reach a higher level of worship as we unite and deepen our spiritual connection with the amazing God we serve!” said Justin Nanak . Co-writer Thandeka Dube-Ndhlovu adds: “Everyone can relate to the theme as the Lord has surely great things for all of us.” The duo teamed up with Durban creative Karen Van Pletsen of Raise Your Voice, who arranged and produced the track which was recorded at Sonic Studios in Durban and features carefully hand-picked top local talent: the Durban Gospel Choir; Khethelo Zungu (guitar); Jude Kenrick (drums) ; Ricky Kroutz (Bass) ; Ethan Naidoo ( Electric Guitar ) and Nina Sudgen Watson (cello ) .
Song Title: “The Mighty One”
Composed by: Justin Nanak and Thandeka Dube-Ndhlovu
Lead artists: Justin Nanak and Thandeka Dube-Ndhlovu
Featured artists: Durban Gospel Choir
Produced and arranged by: Karen Van Pletsen (For Raise Your Voice)
Published by: Raise Your Voice and Sheer Records
Recorded at: Sonic Studios Durban
A Raise Your Voice Records release
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