All shall be well
And all manner of things shall be well
Based on words attributed to Dame Julian of Norwich.
Printing and Sizing:
This item is 105mmX148mm and is printed on 300gsm gloss card stock. Each card is blank inside, has its title and copyright details on the back and is individually wrapped in cellophane with an envelope.
Garlands for Ashes was recorded in Phnom Penh and the Mekong delta in Cambodia. This package of CD and DVD will take you to the very heart of the Cambodian Christian Arts community so that you can experience in video and pictures, sounds, songs and dances, the Khmer people of Cambodia.
In the 1970’s, during the devastating years of the Pol Pot dictatorship, the beautiful traditions of Cambodia’s artistic community were systematically silenced. In the people’s struggle to survive starvation and brutality in the killing fields, their suppressed creative story lay dormant. Today, the arts are flourishing again, ornate costumed dancers tell their story through intricate hand movements, Khmer music floods the airwaves and the young are re-imagining their cultural music for today.
On this project you can listen to the beautiful traditional instruments, the Tro, Khim, Takhe and Roneat and experience the stories and lives of the children whose lives have been transformed through CCAMS.
The product contains a 14 track CD with 12 page booklet and a DVD which includes: a clip on Cambodia’s history; another about CCAM and their story; 5 videos of traditional Khmer dances; 3 traditional orchestra pieces; individual instruments; and a photo gallery of life at CCAMS. Proceeds from this product will directly support the CCAM community.
Martin Neil, a Companion in the Northumbria Community, has a heart for encouraging indigenous cultural groups to use their own musical traditions in their worship (rather than feeling obliged to copy hymns and songs from longer-established Christian cultures). In this CD, we hear the Maoris in New Zealand using a variety of styles - including the famous 'Haka' used as a form of Christian worship.
Anna's first solo album includes some of her 'signature' pieces as well as some songs of her own. Some of you will recognise familiar words from the Complines in Celtic Daily Prayer drawn from Carmina Gadelica and other traditional sources. Here they are set to Anna's own music which has emerged over the years of saying and singing these night-time prayers with her children, Joel and Martha. Anna says, 'I hope you will want to play this album often and that it will capture something of the rhythm of the tides, the sounds of the island and also its stillness.'