Day & Night Worship Compilation Show 1

Hey everyone!  The last installment of Day & Night Worship was the first part of a two part show we are doing.  We did a compilation show where we simply played the music from some of our excellent past guests and also threw in some songs of our own!.  We were more DJs that night than we were hosts!

Here is a list of the songs and artists we featured and if you didn't catch the broadcast on March 10th, 2015, listen to the archived podcast here or click the names of the artists next to the song and listen to the podcast that featured them.

1) Break Forth - Toby & Brooke Manolis
2) Jealous - Brooke Manolis
3) Your Ways - Jude & Jennifer Caracelo
4) Lord You Are Good - Marc Vidito
5) Search Me Lord - Dara Vidito
6) The Sight Of Your Face - Justin M. Hutcher
7) Broken - Justin M. Hutcher
8) Deep Cries Out To Deep - Toby & Brooke Manolis
9) Mi Kamocha - Boneh (Thanks to Brian Samuel and PsalmPlace)

Stay tuned for Part 2 of the Day & Night Worship compilation show coming up on 3/17/2015!

Day & Night Worship with Carlos Perdomo

This past episode of Day & Night Worship we got the chance to interview Messianic recording artist / praise and worship leader from Tampa, Florida, Carlos Perdomo.  Carlos is a Messianic musician with a passion for the God of Israel and the Messiah Yeshua, a heart of a servant, and an uncompromising calling to our Movement.  

Carlos was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala and was raised Catholic.  He actually knew at an early age that he had some Jewish ancestry from a great-grandfather in Germany.  However, he didn't think much about it at the time and it would be years before the Lord would light the fire in Carlos' heart that would lead him to the Messianic Movement.  As a Believer, Carlos had long been involved in music, recording an album in Spanish and touring Argentina and parts of the United States.  It was around 2008 - 2009 while Carlos was working in Tallahassee, Florida when the Lord began to impress on his heart the importance of the roots of His faith, particularly the Shabbat.  This led Carlos to research and seek out what God was showing him, which included coming across the song Shalom Jerusalem by Paul Wilbur, which instantaneously awakened something in Carlos' heart, then culminated in his path crossing with a Messianic Jew who invited him to Shoresh David Messianic Synagogue in Tampa, Florida.  After one service at Shoresh, Carlos and his family realized they were home and he never looked back since.

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On Carlos' first album, Desert Of My Days, is an full of rich Messianic worship in English and Hebrew.  There is also a Spanish recording of this album!  In his ministry Carlos marries all three languages, making the message of God's Kingdom accessible to many.  The songs he featured on the show, King Of All The Earth and Mercy, are excellent displays of the gifting that the Lord has given Carlos:  a rich and powerful voice fueled by a heart that is zealous and on fire for God and Yeshua.  

One of the most important things we talked about in our interview was the importance of the Messianic musician and worship leader to understand their place as a servant and not a performer.  Carlos sees himself as only a servant and that it is the Ruach Hakodesh (The Holy Spirit) that provides the power, Carlos only has to be ready to do his part.  This can't be more truer!  Even in the ancient days of our forefathers, we see that musicians were appointed to serve in the Tabernacle and the Temple.  Appointed, to SERVE.  Carlos' message should be an encouragement to all Messianic musicians to remember that it is our job to be ready, and be prepared, and let God's Spirit do the rest!

Want to keep up with Carlos Perdomo?  Visit his website!  He's working on a new album, Psalms, Prayers, and Songs!  Also, you can find him on Facebook.   

If you haven't heard the show featuring Carlos, listen to the archived podcast here!

Grace & Shalom,

T+B

Day & Night Worship with Giselle Le'Aupepe

One thing that is really great about our radio show is that we get to interview a diverse group of people from so many places. We have met people from all over the U.S., Israel and now we get to feature our friend from The Land Down Under (yes, I sang it as I typed it). Giselle Le'Aupepe is originally from Australia and now makes her home in New York where she works for Jews for Jesus. She is an amazing musician, has a heart for missions, and is just a very cool person.

We met Giselle at the ARCH Summit this January and got to talk to her about her album that just came out with Heartcities called Painting Deserts. She told us all about the amazing collaborative effort that put the album together. It was basically a group of friends from all across the country that put their hearts and talents together to make a beautiful and unique product. Giselle said that "for us, music is communal" and this album is proof of that. It is a mindset that we definitely could use some more of in the Body of Believers. She shared two songs with us from the album, "War" and "Bones" which are based on some of her life experiences both in New York and with family. Oddly enough, after hearing these songs, we realized while listening to one of the songs that we actually played immediately after her set at AMF a few years ago! Just that alone reminded us of how interconnected we all really are, even if we aren't aware of it.

All across the Messianic Movement we are seeing such a draw to being more intimate with one another, more involved in community, and just being aware of each other. All of our affiliations (MJAA, UMJC, Jews for Jesus, etc.) are no longer serving as barriers, but as different and unique platforms that can help us grow together and share the love of Messiah to all that will hear it. That is our sincerest prayer, anyway.  This is being achieved in many ways, but it is being done especially through the arts. Music, visual art, dance, and more of the like are ways of connecting to each other and sharing our hearts.  An example Giselle shared with us is the ArtShare Collective which is a collection of Messianic artists bound together by their faith in Messiah Yeshua. This is the kind of community we need to be! We always, as Believers, seem to find ourselves trying to bring our faith to the world in a relevant way, but as Giselle said, "instead of us being peripheral to the world, the world should be peripheral to us." That should definitely be our goal. 

Needless to say, our interview with Giselle was fantastic.  If you haven't had a chance, take the time to listen to it by clicking here.  To find out more about Giselle and what she is doing, check her out on Facebook.  You can follow her here and give her a shout out!  Also you can keep up with Heartcities on their Facebook page, their website, on Spotify, and iTunes.

 

 

 

 

Day & Night Worship with Brian Samuel

Our latest guest on Day & Night Worship is a multi-gifted and an all-around joy to talk to. From the very beginning of our interview he had us encouraged and sharpened! Brian Samuel, whose lovely wife is Messianic worship leader and recording artist Sue Samuel, is the rabbi of Mishkahn David Messianic Synagogue in Rhode Island as well as the creator of Psalm Place, an online Messianic music community / collective. 

They key word that continually came up in our show with Brian was "ANOINTING".  Anointing is what we need in order for anything we do in the Kingdom to be effective and successful.  This applies to musicians of course, but ALSO to EVERY SINGLE child of God.  For Brian, anointing is key.  It's not about us, though it is an honor to be used, but it is about the ONE who lives inside us (1 John 4:4)!  In addition to sharing his heart on worship, Brian shared with us the heart and purpose of Psalm Place.  Over the years as a worship leader, both Brian and his wife Sue would encounter a number of musicians who had songs to share and a real passion from the Lord.  This got Brian thinking, "What would be a way to get these songs that nobody hears out to a larger audience if ADONAI would bless that?"  So came the idea of Psalm Place.  A place where Messianic musicians can offer their music to the public, for free or for a price, to the Messianic world.  It is a place where fresh and new Messianic music can be found!

Brian also shared with us two songs written by Messianic artists featured on Psalm Place that he felt has the ability and potential to bless many:  "Mi Chamocha" by Boneh, and "Prince of Shalom" by Natasha Kraus-Reynolds.  Check out Brian's podcast or go to psalmplace.com to hear and / or  purchase these songs and MANY MANY MORE!  So to any and all Messianic artists, there is an avenue and a community out there where your voice can be heard!  GO to Psalm Place and get your song out there!

Brian also had encouraging words of wisdom for the Messianic musicians in this generation who are out there and possibly struggling with their music not being heard and waiting for their torch to be lit by the previous generations.  It's all about TIMING, he says.  In Brian's words, next generations should always be greater then previous generations, but this work is a work that is in the hands of the Lord.  It's a work of ADONAI and He accomplishes these things through His timing  and with His power. 

Brian can be contacted via Psalm Place, at info@psalmplace.com.  Also you can go to suesamuel.com (and check out his wife's EXCELLENT music), and e-mail him at brian@suesamuel.com.  OR you can keep up with Brian and Sue's and their congregation by going to the Mishkahn David Messianic Synagogue website.    

Day & Night Worship with Hazakim

Hey everyone!

As usual, God never disappoints and blessed us with getting to hear the hearts of two amazing musicians! We often times have worship leaders on the show and we love it, but recently we got to interview Hazakim, a Messianic Hip Hop group, and guys...they are LEGIT. This is one show you do not need to miss out on.

Mike and Tony grew up at Beth Messiah in Colombus, Ohio where they were trained up in the ways of the Lord. They didn't necessarily have plans to be this new Messainic group at first, but it rather organically evolved into that. In the late 90s, Hip Hop wasn't just about being in the club like it is mostly now, it was very political on the Northeast Coast, where Mike and Tony were performing. There was a lot of Islam and/or Nation of Islam influencing these groups and they found themselves regularly having to defend their faith. So they decided to defend it with their music, and the rest is history. As men who were raised to be "bold in the faith" and to "stand up for Yeshua," their music wasn't ambiguous and it didn't SUGGEST a Messianic message. They are not afraid to say what they are really talking about, after all, the world certainly isn't afraid to tell us what it's about. They offend the darkness with their piercing scriptural message and God is blessing their music. They even hit the Top Ten on the Billboard Gospel Charts a couple months ago! 

One of the many things that encourages me so much about these guys, is that they are not about trying to give the believing community a mockery or a copy of what the world is doing. What we DON'T need is people mimicking the world solely because they think it's "relevant" or "trendy". What we DO need is genuine hearts and authentic, true-to-you talent that will unabashedly proclaim the message of Yeshua to today's generation. Mike and Tony have legitimate talent and, thank God, they are using it for the Kingdom. They are being true to themselves and true to Messiah and in return, hearts are being changed, encouraged, and challenged. I'm a substitute teacher and Toby is a high school History teacher so believe us when we tell you that teens today are hungry and looking for something real and they will go to the first thing that seems to offer it to them. The lyrics of today's Hip Hop songs are taking ground for the kingdom of darkness, so, we need to be supporting artists like Hazakim who are in the business taking ground for the kingdom of God.

Mike and Tony have an amazing ministry and God is bringing fruit from it. The Jewish world is latching onto what Hazakim is doing, which is huge. The last thing we spoke about in the interview was the lack of support that they, and other young artists in the movement, get. The Messianic movement has been the fertile ground for many up and coming musicians, so we don't need to let them wither and fade away just because it's not someone we have been familiar with for the last 25 years. In their words, "we're not going to stop what we're doing," meaning God has given them a gift and they're going to go for it, but it's much easier with support. This isn't a "make out your checks to--" kind of thing, this is a "wake up Messianic movement and support what God is doing in the next generation" kind of thing. It's easy to put stock in the musicians that have been around since the 70's and 80's in the movement, but this is a new day with new people that God has raised up. Just as the musicians who came before us needed support when they weren't as high in demand, the artists and worship leaders of TODAY need it. Honestly, this conversation goes WAY beyond musicians...support of the next generation in every area needs work. As Tony said "take a leap of faith" and support those who are gifted and glorifying God with it. It is NEVER in vain to support someone that God has equipped with a gift. Support doesn't just mean money, it means prayer, letting other people know about them, and just help in whatever way is needed . That's what we are trying to do...to let all of you know what the blessings and needs are of this musical community that is budding and growing in the Messianic Movement. Things are happening, big things, and they almost always start on a grassroots level. So from Hazakim and from us, get behind those who are going forth boldly with their gifts and callings...it's a big world we have to reach and the more the merrier.

If you would like to keep up with Hazakim, you can find them at hazakim.com and also here. You can also follow them on Twitter and Instagram (@hazakim) and make sure to like them on Facebook! Also, if you are in the L.A. area, make sure you go to the Hip Hop Hanukkah event on December 18th with Rabbi Jason Sobel where Hazakim and other great hip hop artists will be performing to celebrate the holiday (info in the pic above)!

Blessings to you guys,

T + B