Hey friends! There's been a lot going on with Matchlight Records and we wanted to give you a little update!
RIVENSON DIGE ALBUM RELEASE
Rivenson Dige's album officially released on iTunes on May 18, 2017, making him one of the first artists to bring professionally recorded Creole worship music to Haiti! The album is an incredible collection of songs coming out of his church, Centre de Vie, in Les Cayes, Haiti, most of which were written by Rivenson. We exclusively streamed the songs on SoundCloud leading up to the album release and received more than 5,500 plays in 28 different countries!
You can now purchase the album on iTunes or through our store! We've also made the album available digitally for free in Haiti, and we've been sharing this with as many people in Haiti as possible. So far the response from other nonprofits in Haiti has been very positive. It's incredible to see this dream of bringing recorded worship music to Haiti come to life and we are already seeing what a hunger there is for this type of music!
So many people sacrificed, prayed, and supported us financially to make this record possible and we can't thank you enough! What an honor to work with Rivenson Dige, producer Tedd T - who made this album sound incredible! - and GoServ Global, Ken DeYoung, and Conwell Larson to make this a reality.
RUTH FRANCOIS RECORDING IN NASHVILLE
We were able to arrange schedules to get Ruth Francois to Nashville in May to start recording her new EP! Ruth not only has an amazing voice, but she also has an extraordinary work ethic and ear for how she wants her music to sound. She is determined to bring a new sound of worship to Haiti and we love it!
We're super excited (and blessed!) to be working with some incredible producers on this album: Tedd T (for KING & COUNTRY, Unspoken), Benjamin Backus (for KING & COUNTRY, We Are Messengers, I Was The Lion), and Mark Campbell (for KING & COUNTRY, We Are Messengers, I Was The Lion).
We'll be sharing more as this progresses. We believe God is going to use Ruth's music in the most amazing ways!
As word gets out about Rivenson's album, we keep learning about more and more ways to share this music. Rivenson has been interviewed by several local radio stations in Les Cayes, Haiti who are playing his music. We've also become aware that there are online Haitian radio stations based out of the US that stream to the world. We are in the process of exploring this further and finding ways to connect with these stations. We've found that Haitian radio stations are typically not genre specific, so they play all types of music (rock, hip hop, pop, etc.). This could present a huge opportunity for Rivenson's music to reach a largely secular audience. Please pray for favor as we explore new options in radio and that God will use this to reach a new audience!
- That the Holy Spirit would take Rivenson's music to every part of Haiti and use it to help bring revival to this nation
- That Rivenson's album would have an incredible reach and influence through radio, both in Haiti and through online Haitian radio
- That the need would be met to cover the outstanding expenses for Rivenson's album
- For anointing on Ruth's album and that we will raise the additional funds needed to complete this recording
- For Rivenson's ministry at Centre de Vie and for Ruth's ministry with Haiti Teen Challenge, Hope Outreach International, and Rendez-Vous Church
Thank you again for your continued support of Matchlight Records as we work to reach the nations with the transforming message of the Gospel through music!