Lately I’ve been seeing more music by artists who are Baha’is, and thought I’d share some with you. Everyone has different taste in music, of course. I know a lot of musicians, so I’m only going to highlight a few here. Perhaps at one point I’ll get around to linking to everyone.
The Hidden Words – Nathan & Nabil Huening (songs available for download!) Great for devotionals. The songs are based on The Hidden Words, which is a book of Writings by Baha’u’llah.
“This is that which hath descended from the realm of glory, uttered by the tongue of power and might, and revealed unto the Prophets of old. We have taken the inner essence thereof and clothed it in the garment of brevity, as a token of grace unto the righteous, that they may stand faithful unto the Covenant of God, may fulfill in their lives His trust, and in the realm of spirit obtain the gem of Divine virtue.” (Baha’u’llah, The Arabic Hidden Words)
Ellis&Knight – Vahid Ellis and Hayden Knight
“Ellis&Knight was formed in August of 2007, under the scorching Brazilian sun. Through travel and the Baha’i Faith, Vahid Ellis and Hayden Knight ended up as roommates in the Brazilian capital, and quickly realized that music was an inspiration they shared…Our first album entitled “Groundwork” will be out soon, and we hope that it will inspire people and offer something new to the world of music: a fusion of hip-hop, acoustic guitar, melodic vocals and thoughtful lyrics that blend and bring together diverse elements and styles.”
“His love for music and the performing arts, his love for people of all races, creed and culture, his firm conviction that artists are essentially story tellers, whose tales should uplift the heart and call to the higher, noble nature of the human being, his vision for the future of this beautiful planet, – all these permeate this first recorded suite of Alessandro’s songs. They are offered with the hope that they may point the way to that quest for beauty that is at the heart of all human endeavor.”