Bana Ngayime in Congo, Kinshasa
“Bana” is the Lingala word to mean children. “Ngayime” is an honorific title in the tradition of the Yansi people of the Province of Bandundu given to someone with exceptional talent for singing before traditional kings and who also holds in memory the story of the clan nic family in his songs. Inspired by the pastoral desire of the Cardinal Malula of Kinshasa to adopt the liturgy to the local milieu following the reform of the liturgy after the second council of Vatican, the group Bana Ngayime pursued the task of promoting liturgical songs inspired and rooted to the Congolese culture and tradition. Today, the group is headed by Fr Alfons Mueller SVD.
Nzembo ya Eklezia by Verbum Bible
Verbum Bible published a collection of liturgical songs inspired and rooted to the traditional Congolese culture, the “Nzembo ya Eklezia”. The title literally means songs of the Church. Cardinal Monsengwo lead the launching of the songbook las April 21, 2018. Youtube videos are produced to promote and spread word about the liturgical songs.
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