Saturday, January 27, 2007

Kees Who?

Kees Kraayenoord is a Dutch gospel singer who is gradually becoming world famous within the Netherlands. It's about time the rest of the world finds out about him! Recently Kees appeared on national TV in a popular prime-time talk show. Claudia de Brey, the host of the program, clearly doesn't know a thing about praise & worship music and she tries to understand why on earth people can sing so passionately about God and Jesus. Kees starts to explain that Christians love God and that praising Him together is better than using drugs or getting drunk at a party. And when you sing about God, you are also singing about human emotions, relationships, life's big questions etc. - so it's not like you are only singing Hallelujah, praise the Lord! during a P&W concert. Both the audience and the talk show host just don't get it. Untill Kees starts to sing... I guess that is when they start to sense where Kees' happiness is coming from. Even if you don't understand a word of our funny language, do check out this clip and wait until Kees starts to sing (in English). Be patient, Kees starts to sing towards the end of this interview. You will also see a fragment with Michael W Smith (also unknown to the general public in the Netherlands)- Kees was his support act in the Netherlands.
If you like his music, do scroll way down to the bottom of this screen and have a look at / listen to God of the Moon and Stars... I want to know what you think about this, so feel free to leave a comment!