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Sunday Service Choir (Kanye West) - "Rain" | Oct 24th

The Sunday Service Choir is an ensemble led by the rapper, producer and entrepreneur Kanye West. They were formed in 2019 and led by the keyboardist Jason White, who has played with gospel superstars such as Donnie McClurkin, Mary Mary and Richard Smallwood. The album "Jesus Is King" was released in 2019 which reached #2 in the US Gospel charts.

SWV - Rain (1997)

Jaco Pastorius - Portait of Tracy (1976)

Ideas for discussion questions:

  1. Is it ok to take a secular song and perform it in a religious context?

  2. How would you describe the arrangement of Sunday Service Choir's "Rain"?

  3. Which part of Jaco Pastorius' "Portrait of Tracy" was used to create SWV's "Rain"?

  4. Can you think of another song that's been turned into another?

  5. Can you name other musicians who make music in different styles?


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