a collective of creatives
Vibrancy – a Collective of Creatives, started off as a Song Writing retreat in 2018. The purpose and hope for the event were to encourage, challenge and motivate influential worship leaders and song writers from South Africa to write songs on Rest, Restoration and Reconciliation at in Harmonie. We wanted to create an atmosphere that is conducive to spur on their creativity, through inspiring sessions and our main facilitator, Rita Springer. Our time together was filled with rhythms of silence and reflection, co-writing and teaching, rest, worship and relationship building.
Our heart was that each worshipper will leave in Harmonie, encouraged, inspired, enthused and refreshed with new songs to sing and spread around their community and many new friendships with people who have the same heart as them.
This album is a monument of God’s faithfulness. Out of all the incredible songs written at the retreat, these 7 songs were chosen, as we believe that these are the songs that needs to be sung across our country. After the retreat, all the artists joined hands and worked hard to create this album. We all believe in the power of these songs, as it has already changed so many of our lives.
'The enemy heard a
rumour about us.'
The First Album to come out of Vibrancy aims to bring songs to South Africa with themes of Rest, Restoration and Reconciliation. The song writers came from different cultures, denominations and races, writing these songs from a place of vulnerability, building relationships which formed bridges of reconciliation and as a result a glimpse of heaven was locked into music. With God at the center, unity came naturally as our diversity were celebrated. We hope to see all South Africans sing these anthems, declaring healing and victory over the current issues and situations of our country.
"Vibrancy is more than just songs, it’s more than just an idea, more than just a movement. Vibrancy is about relationship. It’s about family. A group where we celebrate our differences and diversity,
Everyone adds value and everyone is loved."
The Art - Gideon Nel
"I not only had the privilege to participate in this special week, but also co-wrote
a song on the album – “Tot Stilstand” – with Carlyn Ganz and created the art and
design work for the album. With the aim to create not only a unique album cover,
but an expansive, vibrant visual language for the whole Vibrancy campaign, I
decided to paint seven paintings, one for each song on the album. The aim of the
artworks were to capture the essence of each song in a timeless, abstract way
through colour, form and composition.
My hope is that these songs and these artworks will ignite inspiration, restoration
and renewal in the places, communities and hearts that need it most."