Soulfire Revolution, a worship band from Bogota, Columbia debuts in theTop 25 on Billboard's Christian chart with their first album release,"Revival." Billboard posted the chart rankings today, August 22.The album features collaborations with Kim Walker-Smith of Jesus Culture, Martin Smith and TobyMac. An international band, Soulfire Revolution released the album in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
The band consists of Lorena Castellanos and her husband Julian Gamba and Paola Sanchez and husband Jose Anthony Catacoli, plus Lorena’s brother-in-law Richard Harding.The DC Gospel Music Examiner had an opportunity to speak with Castellanos who shared some insight into the band's origin and mission during the interview.
Tell me how the band's name came about. "Many years ago we started a youth group. The first name we came up with was Soulfire, what God was doing in our lives, the fire of god in our souls.Three years later we started using it in our conferences, for a revolution among the young people so we basically combined them."
Tell me about the great collaborations on the album. "We've been friends with Martin Smith ever since he was in Delirious. He would come to Bogota and Delirious was like our inspiration. We love to do that type of worship music being able to work with him was like a dream come true. With Kim Walker-Smith, we were working with the producer of Jesus Culture, so he's the one that was able to get her. She's an amazing worship leader. We truly admire her, how God is using her, so it's like another big surprise. Tobymac that was like super to know him. We never thought this could happen, because we're a new band. Its amazing!"
What else would you want others to know about the album? "The album is pretty much for anyone. Its not basically just for young adults. Everyone could relate to it. I think this album represents God being proclaimed. That's mostly what we want people to experience in the album; a true encounter with God and the breath of life upon them."
To learn more about Soulfire Revolution, visit www.soulfirerevolution.com.
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