Gift Songs for Ridvan – 11 languages!
Two years ago I shared a song titled, ‘Rejoice with exceeding gladness – a song for Ridvan’. I felt inspired to compose a song that everyone can sing together for the Bahá’í Festival of Ridvan. Click here to download the full song with six languages as a gift. Thanks to Jarome Matthew for arranging, mixing and producing the song and Larry Magee for the beautiful guitar part.
The song was recorded in different parts of the world in six different languages (English, Swahili, German, Chinese, Spanish and French). Since then we have recordings of an additional four language versions with talented musicians around the world (Arabic – Sonbol Taefi; Portuguese – Eric Harper; Japanese – Angela Owens; and Swedish – Ann-Sofie Wensbo). In addition, I recorded an Italian version. Each of the eleven shortened versions can be downloaded separately for free. Please spread the word to your friends!
Click here to download the lyrics.
An instrumental version is also available in case any community would like to sing it in their own native language. To download the shortened versions, click here.
The song is a gift to you. Even though the link says ‘Buy Now’ you can download it for free (just enter 0 in the amount). As there were production costs, there is an option for donation. Enter whatever amount you wish after clicking ‘download’ below or ‘Buy Now’ on the website.
Here is a video that a dear friend of mine, Glenn Franco Simmons, created specially for the Ridvan song. I hope you enjoy the song.