Music of the World: Rap, Reggae and Ragas

Several years back I was in communication with several musicians who were were pushing the boundaries of global, Christian, worship music -working in the idioms of rap, reggae and ragas.

At the time I was having intertweaving conversations with Saint Louis rapper Born 2 Di; LA music producer Mark Mohr (of Christafari; pictured below); along with Chris Hale and Pete Hicks of the sacred bhajan ensemble Aradhna.

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I siphoned the key points from these conversations into an article that was published in CRITIQUE Magazine (a publication of Ransom Fellowship):

Author: Matthew Hundley

Matthew Hundley currently works in marketing for a large non-profit ministry in Saint Louis, MO. He is originally from Waterloo, IA; and has lived in Boulder, Denver, Boston, Madison, Dayton and Cedar Rapids. He graduated from Cedar Falls High School. Studied jazz guitar and recording production at Berklee College of Music. Earned a BS in Broadcast Production and Management from the Journalism School at the University of Colorado Boulder. Also earned a BA in Critical Film Studies from the Film School at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He later earned a Masters of Theology from Covenant Seminary in Saint Louis, MO. Out of college Hundley worked for KGAN (Guy Gannett, CBS) in Cedar Rapids, IA; then moved on to WDTN (Hearst-Argyle, ABC) in Dayton, OH; and later was Marketing Manager at KWWL (Raycom, NBC) in Waterloo, IA. He also was a manager overseeing web and creative services at ME&V ad agency. He has taught courses in E-Business, Marketing and Film at Wartburg College (Waverly, IA) and Lindenwood University (Saint Charles, MO).

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