WE BELIEVE IN GOD
AN ANTHEM FOR THE 500TH REFORMATION JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS
We invited international friends from all of the continents to join us for a global confession of faith ... because Reformation is much more than a celebration for a moment and one kind of church. It reminds me that life in God's hand can always be new and changed.
And we're so happy: artists from Pakistan, Taiwan, Colombia, Canada, USA, Kenya, South Africa, Australia, Ukraine, Finland, England, Germany etc. said "Yes!" A sign language artist also sings along...
The result is an inspiring collage full of hope, faith, love and God ...
See for yourself :-)
NEW CD COMING – ONE!
MUSIC BETWEEN THE YEARNING FOR THE FAMILIAR
AND THE LONGING FOR SOMETHING NEW –
AND YET FULL OF HOPE, LOVE AND THE JOY OF LIVING.
We took quite a lot of time with this ONE ... But after a few introverted albums we truly wanted to party again - so let's "Make some noise"! Songs which were sung for the first time at a cultural fest in the town hall of our village („Home“), the open grave of our father-in-law/father („Let love have the last word“) and in a small school, under a tree in Burundi, („Rise like a champion“) – here on ONE, these songs find a home.
In addition, a great joy: For ONE, our twelfth album, we were able to bring together wonderful friends and artists. Eddi Hüneke („Wise Guys“) and Juri Friesen („Outbreakband“) sing along, and Metaphysics („Söhne Mannheims“) raps with us once again. Also along is „October Light“ from Croatia on horns, gospel ladies and a harmonica genius from England, refugee and children's voices from our village in Germany and our longtime friend ESKA, who is currently being celebrated in the British press as the „finest female vocalist in the UK“.
Another little miracle: Almost at the last minute we were able to unite 21 artists from all continents in the song „We believe in God“ – artists from Egypt, Kenya, Taiwan, Pakistan, Canada, Ukraine and Germany among others. A statement of faith that leads wonderfully into Reformation year 2017.
ONE is 16 songs – Playtime ONE:ONE:ONE (1.11 hrs.) – Release: 22.04.2016! And ONE is an invitation to come together – in joy, in adversity and in the firm belief that God is greater than our limitations.
KIRCHENTAG IN STUTTGART ... AND 11 CHANCES TO SEE US THERE
The Church Day is coming and we are there yet again. An event with many facets and stories, controversies and personalities. A place we were are very happy to get involved and where we are allowed to have a voice ... and indeed in many different ways. .
We have 11 appearances.
In concerts, talks, festivals, church services, Bible studies and with LIFESONG.
And we have co-written a song for the Kirchentag: "Klüger".
It is now available on the official Kirchentags CD.
In the songbook.
And also in this lyric video so you can learn it well :-)
In the words of the Kirchentag itself. "Judy Bailey comes right at the start. Her song ‘Klüger’, written with Thomas Laubach, is Number 1 in the Songbook and also has the potential, to be one of the hits of the Kirchentag in Stuttgart. 'Klüger” is based on this year’s Kirchentags theme ".
In the spring, we once again had the privilege of travelling with World Vision. We went to Burundi. This time our team included Mariella Ahrens (actress) and a small World Vision staff (German and local) to keep us well informed.
Burundi is a beautiful country with many wonderful people. It was amazing to see the joy despite the difficulties, the great education the children in the World Vision projects were receiving and many impressive initiatives, be it through pineapple cultivation (absolutely delicious!!!) or learning projects for young mothers. And the dedication of the local staff! - Now that we have supported "our" Asha support in Tanzania for more than 10 years, the project has now been handed over to the community. Faithful to the idea: helping people to help themselves! We have now started once again with World Vision in Burundi and are now “related by choice” to Moise, "our" new sponsored child :-)
Here is a short clip of our meeting each other:
At the same time Burundi is ridden with crisis after years of civil war. With the recent elections, unrest has come once again. All the more reason to support this small, unique country ... And a great investment here is EDUCATION! And we were able to do more than just visit schools and learning projects, but we were also able to give a donation and invest in them: From our Edeka Christmas celebration (Thanks Thomas & Team), a wedding (Thank Rommy & Stefan), a collection at a song-and-story evening (Thank Lüdenscheid) and a contribution from us. THANK YOU! !
If you want to know more about the journey and the country can start here ... blog.worldvision.de/2015/04/judy-bailey-in-burundi
CHOIR & RHYTHM WORKSHOP
PREMIERE IN THE LOWER RHINE
For us it has always been important not only to play concerts, but especially to share music with the people! Now with our CHOIR & RHYTHM WORKSHOP we’re going one step further: now you can learn and experience songs with musicians, and then perform them together in a concert! With you in the project choir or rhythm section!
The workshop starts Friday night, continues throughout the day on Saturday, we all perform together Saturday night, and it all ends Sunday with a church service. Our international team works with the participants on various songs. We start with body percussion and the perception of your body as an instrument. Then we continue with some singing their heart out, and the others developing their rhythm with cajon. It's about how to listen together, singing and creating music and celebrating God on stage. The highlight on Saturday night is a big concert where Judy and band integrate the results of the workshop.
With Leroy Johnson (multi-instrumentalist and Choirmaster from Leeds, England), Daniel Jakobi (drummer, producer and lecturer for rhythm & Cajon), Judy Bailey and Patrick Depuhl.
For further Information: www.feg-uedem.de/JudyBailey.pdf
"LIFESONG. LIFE WRITES THE BEST SONGS."
5 years ago, next to our larger band concerts, we started to do Song & Story Nights. We read and we sing and tell of our life's journey. Of our hopes and our good times, but also of the difficult times and crises. People come from all generations and all walks of life. And we like that a lot!
After these evenings we been told time and time again that we really should capture that on CD ... and now we have dared to try! A dialogue between music and spoken word. Ten songs straight from the heart . Along with them Judy's story full of joy and happiness - and also of those harder times, which can end up making you stronger ... LIFESONG will be available from Mid March - e.g. in our AMAZON Shop: www.amazon.de/LIFESONG
For this project the songs are in English, the readings are in German.
Here is a little excerpt from LIFESONG.
We truly hope that this CD inspires people and can get people talking about their faith and their hopes, about life and death , about family, about personal crises, and about the light at the end of the tunnel ...
By the way, the album should be heard as if you are watching a movie, but only with closed eyes and pictures in your head - except if you are driving a car :-)
ZEIGE MIR (SHOW ME LORD)
NEW SONG TO START THE YEAR
Inspired by the Bible verse of the year in Germany ("To be near God is my happiness." Psalm 73.28) and built around Bible stories of Peter, here is a simple song. And a video showing how something wonderful can be made out of many bits and pieces ... so symbolic of what God can make out the fragments of our lives!
If you want to sing this song for your personal meditation or with others we can send you the words and chords. We also have the English lyrics available. Just send us an email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's wishing you a wonderful 2014, lots of joy and "happiness"!
Incidentally, the wonderful voice heard is Jelena Herder who is currently working on her first CD ... look out for that!
IT'S GETTING COSY THIS AUTUMN:
EIGHT SONG AND STORY NIGHTS IN FIVE REGIONS
In addition to the usual concerts (see dates) we'll be on the road with our book "And I sang" and another programme ... and we love it! Small. Personal. Living room atmosphere, even if it does sometimes happen in a church or a train station ...
A "life journey" evening for the heart with songs and lyrics and deco full of souvenirs from Barbados and the rest of the world. We sing, we chat, we read. Just Patrick (my husband :-)) and me. A story of God's amazing way with us. We want to personally encourage you to pursue your own story with Him ... through the great times and happiness, in spite of failure and crisis, with humor and sadness and authenticity and with the courage to get up again and again ... At these evenings you can sing. You can laugh. And you can cry.
26.9 - Uetersen (Schleswig-Holstein)
27.9 - Bad Segeberg (Schleswig-Holstein)
13.10 - Freudenstadt (Baden-Württemberg)
7.11 - Marburg (Hessen)
8.11 - Mademühlen (Hessen)
9.11 - Koblenz (Rheinland-Pfalz)
10.11 - Wilnsdorf (Nordrhein-Westfalen)
16.11 - Kernen-Stetten (Baden-Württemberg)
23.11 - Köln (Nordrhein-Westfalen)
Truly a multi-generational event. The first one we did in our village with neighbours and friend ... So go ahead and bring people into our "living room". It's gonna be good :-)