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Music CD - Vivan Los Ninos

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MUSIC CD - Vivan Los Ninos


TRACKS 3 tracks (2 vocal and 1 instrumental)


ARTISTS Marian Williamson, Dermot O’Connor, Watermead Singers and the Workshop Children’s Choir

LABEL Independent / Watermead Music

CASE Standard CD Jewel Case

INSERT 6-page leaflet with recording guide and lyrics to the individual tracks

RELEASED October 1999

OVERVIEW 3 tracks (2 vocal and 1 instrumental) recording to raise funds for the charity 'Let the Children Live'. At their request Alison Kennedy (music) and John Daley (lyrics) wrote their charity song 'Vivan los Ninos' and then recorded it, along with another of their Watermead songs dedicated to children, to raise funds for the charity.

WATERMEAD STORY 'Let the Children Live' is one of the charities that Watermead supports. The story begins in 1995 with our cassette recording 'Mary Our Mother' - a Walsingham pilgrimage. The charity was based in Walsingham and its founder, Father Peter Walters, took our cassette recording to sell as part of his own fundraising.

At that time Watermead was based at St Theresa’s in Birstall, where there was an active role for children in the prayer and musical life of the parish - including a regular monthly Children’s Mass. Many of the children had already been involved in our recording 'A Little Child Shall Lead'. It was at one of the Children’s Mass celebrations that Father Peter came and told his story and how he had come to help the plight of the unwanted “disposable” children - the gamines - in Colombia. Since we had first met him in Walsingham he had moved to live in Colombia and work with the children, coming home to England only to fund-raise for the charity through his talks to parishes, schools and interested groups. Realising that most of the music at the mass he had just celebrated had been composed especially for our children, Father Peter asked Alison if she could write him a song for his children and she did - 'Vivan los Ninos' is that song.

To read the full story of our recording and meet the people involved follow the link to the Watermead Apostolate website

REVIEWS Read the independent review from Cross Rhythms

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Track listing
(1) Vivan los Ninos, sung version led by Marian Williamson; (2) O Child, solo sung by Dermot O’Connor; (3) Vivan los Ninos, an instrumental Karaoke version arranged by the composer Alison Kennedy