Play this song for a "REAL TREAT"!
Something that nearly every visitor that comes here discovers is the unique talent for song that Zambians seem to come by naturally. It is really uncanny. It is like they come out of the womb in 4 part harmony. From the very young to the very old - they sing like birds with precision harmony and without the aid of instruments - except for drums and occasionally a lucky one who might have come across a guitar. Every village is different with different sounds and voices, but ALL share a level of musical ability that stuns and surprises every visitor we have taken to these places. Last month we were visiting the village of Siamusambo. As we were setting up our campsite, there was music coming from within the church we were planning to camp next to. A guitar and a raspy voice singing in quiet but powerful melody stopped me in my tracks. I went inside and found Crossland dressed in a 3-piece suite playing a guitar and practicing some praise songs with 2 other gentlemen. The songs they were singing - I had never heard before and the voice, the sound, the pleasant nature of the music reminded me of Harry Belafonte' and others that sing in that style.
I woke up one day and discovered God wanted me to quit what I was doing for me...and start doing something for Him.