Muyiwa & Riversongz Impact The Charts With A Strong First Week Of Sales

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‘Declaring His Name All Around The World’ was released on August 29th 2011 and within 24 hours had made its way into the top ten of Amazon’s World Music chart. Continuing with a strong week of sales we saw the album reach the top 5 in the afore mentioned chart and now with the global release of ‘Declaring His Name All Around The World’ in the USA (6th September 2011) and and all around the world we’re expecting to see more success from Muyiwa & Riversongz.

As a singer and broadcaster Muyiwa’s deep rich voice has reached millions in Europe, Africa and the USA.  In 2009 he was the first international artist to appear on the American BET channel at the annual ‘Celebration of Gospel’.  Earlier this year he presented the ‘Turning Point’ program to an estimated global audience of 70 million.  Now with his fusion of soul, RnB and Afro-beat, featuring collaborations from Gospel favourites Darwin Hobbs and Mary Alessi as well as the multi-talented Riversongz and produced by the Grammy Award winning Kevin Bond, ‘Declaring His Name all around the World’ is a natural progression to his previous 4 CD/ DVD releases.  The sheer power and poignancy of Muyiwa’s unique sound is simply too strong to stay a purely gospel secret.   Yet, his music that brings so much joy is the product of early personal suffering.

Of his time working with Bond Muyiwa shared, “It was an exciting and enlightening experience.  Working with a music legend is always daunting, but Kevin put us all at ease and most importantly brought the best out of us, which I think is reflected in the vocals and musicality of ‘Declaring His Name All Around The World’.”

Since his last album, which reached Number One on the HMV Blues and Soul chart and stayed there for five months, Muyiwa has successfully toured the UK for the second time and sold out Indigo 2 at O2, a feat never achieved by a UK Gospel act previously, although it follows another personal success of a sold out Ocean in Hackney.   He was also appointed Station director of Premier Gospel that has had a remarkably successful impact in uniting black churches nationwide.

Muyiwa and Riversongz travel extensively, which gave rise to the theme of the new album, having visited   Canada, Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, USA, Slovakia, Poland, Ireland, Ukraine and the Republic of Benin in the past 12 months. Drawing in different cultures and sounds bring together a joyful sensation of hands reaching out across the continents; whilst some songs have a very intimate feel such as ‘My Heritage’(Apata) a lullaby from his childhood.   Speaking about the inspiration for the new album,  Muyiwa replied:  “We traveled so much and experienced so many people, cultures and sounds, it made perfect sense to explore some of these.  This album is a journey of the World’s music as seen through our kaleidoscope.”

“Declaring His name all Around the World’ was released on CD and digitally on 29th August in the UK and releases in the USA and world-wide on 6th September.

Muyiwa & Riversongz will be headlining this year’s Celebration of Life concert at the Royal Festival Hall on Friday October 14 to celebrate the launch of their new album.  This is the Metropolitan Black Police Association’s annual gala – tickets go on sale on July 6 from www.southbankcentre.co.uk

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