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Every day all around the globe, artists on mission are creating, cultivating, and contributing in their communities. As they seek to see their art used in the work the Lord is doing, we want to share their stories to encourage and inspire.
This blog is a place to read those stories, giving you a glimpse into how the Lord is using the arts around the world.

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Tuesday, 14 June 2022 19:22

Music and Drama in Tanzania

On today's Post from the Archives, hear from Stephanie Biggs as she shares about an HSI trip to Tanzania. This trip focused on theatre and music and encouraged the Jesus-followers there to consider local art forms. 

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Wednesday, 25 May 2022 15:47

Becoming Fishers of Men

In today's Archive Wednesday, read about an HSI trip to South Asia that led to the discovery of a new style of music with a Biblical connection. 

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Thursday, 14 April 2022 20:36

From Rejection to Hope

On this Archive Wednesday (coming a day late this week - apologies for that!), read about a man from Kurdistan who longs for his music to reach his people with the gospel. 

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Wednesday, 23 March 2022 21:21

God Works Through Numerous Art Forms

Before merging with OM Arts to be come Inspiro Arts Alliance, Heart Sounds International (HSI) had their own blog on which they shared trip reports, exciting stories, opportunities, and more. For the foreseeable future, we would like to share some of these archived articles with you. It is our hope that these "Archive Wednesdays" will encourage you as we look back on what the Lord has done! In today's article, read about how the Lord worked through different types of art during a trip to the Philippines! 

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Thursday, 13 January 2022 21:43

Songwriting Workshop in Kosovo

Our teammates in Kosovo, Aaron and Shpresa, hosted a songwriting workshop in December! They had participated in workshops like this with Heart Sounds International (HSI), but this was their first time to lead one of their own.

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Friday, 17 December 2021 20:45

Advent Playlist

As we are in the midst of Advent, we wanted to provide a resource for you!

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Friday, 17 September 2021 20:06

Made in His Image: The Music of Juhani Ahola

We recently talked with a new friend, Juhani Ahola, a musician from Finland. We are so excited to share Juhani's heart and music with you! Read more below about how and why he writes. 

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Friday, 30 April 2021 15:56

'Omoghaka wa Nguru' - Part Two

On Monday, we introduced you to Steven Chuchu from Tanzania and his new album, 'Omoghaka wa Nguru.' Today, we are featuring more about songs 3-5 on the album. Read below to find out about this beautiful new music! 

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Thursday, 22 April 2021 15:29

'Omoghaka wa Nguru' - A New Album in Tanzania

This week, we are thrilled to introduce to you Steven Chuchu, an amazingly talented musician and pastor in Tanzania. Steven has just released an album of traditional Tanzanian music called ‘Omoghaka wa Nguru,’ translating to ‘Mighty Elder’ or ‘Mighty Father God.’ We recently checked in with Steve and our staff member in Tanzania, Stephanie, to find out how things are going. Read more about Steven and his album below!

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Thursday, 15 April 2021 17:16

'Dalaygon Ka Oh Diyos': A Song

Soriano Catulay, a wonderfully talented musician, has served as a project artist with Inspiro in the Philippines for a number of years. Recently, he wrote a song of his own, and he has since recorded it. In March, Operation Mobilization had their annual International Leaders Meeting (the ILM), and Soriano was able to use some of his original music to help lead a worship session. Read below about his song 'Dalaygon Ka Oh Diyos' ('Praise You, O God') and follow the link to listen! 

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