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Free download of a World Youth Day song for those who can’t go


Green Bay, WI June 23, 2008

The Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity are offering a free song download for young Catholics traveling to World Youth Day at their website .

Performed by Kataluma, “Come Holy Ghost/Enkindle”, re-imagines the traditional hymn as an energetic meditation for Catholic young adults. Correlating with the Pentecost theme of World Youth Day 2008, it’s both a benediction for youth traveling to Sydney, as well as a way for those who can’t attend to take a ‘multicultural musical journey’.

It begins with a ’summons’ to Sydney, played on an Aborigine Didgeridoo. Just as Catholic youth from around the world will bring their own culture and gifts to Sydney, it incorporates bits and pieces of different rhythms, from Catalonian to Congolese, and instruments around the world. Some include an accordion from Germany, electric guitar and dulcimer from the United States, kalimba from Angola, a saz, or lute from Greece, shaker from Peru, rain stick from Guatemala, harp from Ireland, trumpet from Mexico.

In deference to Pope Benedict XVI’s favorite composer, it even includes a brief passage from Mozart’s ‘Rondo Alla Turca’. Also, there’s a bit of Gregorian Chant.

Sister Mary Carol, OSF commented “How many people today hear or sing the hymn, “Come, Holy Ghost?” Although this is the title, the actual words are first heard about 2 and 1/2 minutes into the recording. The melody to the 19th century hymn is heard in bits throughout the piece.”

“Multiple listening to the song reveal a more complex composition than first expected"

Kataluma is also the name of an occasional coalescence of Wisconsin musicians and creatives who fashioned the transglobal approach to “Come Holy Ghost/Enkindle”

Established in 1869, the Roman Catholic Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity serve in Catholic health care, education and parish ministries in 13 U.S. dioceses (Green Bay, Superior, Milwaukee, Phoenix, Tucson, Honolulu, Chicago, Marquette, Jackson, Lincoln, Omaha, Columbus and Steubenville).

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