- Status: Single
- Artist: Nsay ki la
- Record Label: Indie
- Song Title: Jubilee Prayer
- Producer: Nsay ki la
- Mixed &Mastered by: Dijay Kay
- Release Date: 16 October 2022
- Mood: Pleasant
- Genre: Folk
About JUBILEE PRAYER by Nsay ki la
This song is based on the prayer for the Ruby Jubilee of the Diocese of Kumbo. The Diocese held the peak celebration of the jubilee on 8 December 2022. As a build-up to the celebration, Nsay ki la put out the song JUBILEE PRAYER. The musical setting is such that one can simply be answering to the invocations being made, which have been extracted from the prayer.
Through this song, Nsay ki la sought to animate the year-long celebration, running from 2021 to 2022, and to help music lovers to pray the jubilee prayer. Catholic faithful of the Diocese of Kumbo celebrated this jubilee in the middle of pain and hardship, due to the ongoing war in the North West and South West of Cameroon (Anglophone Crisis).
For this reason, a song like this came in handy, to cast some ray of light and hope in communities gradually overshadowed by gloom. The song has a pure and natural feel, using local, traditional instruments such as balafons (xylophones), gongs, drums (congas), shakers, and so on. The mixing and digital mastering was done by Dijay Kay gives it a special sweetness.
Diocese of Kumbo:
The Catholic Diocese of Kumbo in the Ecclesiastical Province of Bamenda, Cameroon, was erected by Pope St John Paul II on Thursday, 18 March 1982, with territory taken from the then Diocese (now Archdiocese) of Bamenda. It is a Diocese of the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church.
Kumbo is a sufragan Diocese of the Metropolitan See of Bamenda along with the Catholic Dioceses of Buea, Mamfe, and Kumba. We hope that this music livens up the celebration and that the images nurture nostalgia for a once peaceful and vibrant community before the war.