Meet ‘Gospel Now Japan’ – The Japanese Gospel Choir


This weekend I had the honor of speaking at a Jamaican church in Far Rockaway, NY that was hit pretty badly by Hurricane Sandy last year.

As cliche as it sounds, they really have bounced back stronger than they were before. They are an incredible congregation and it was a privilege just being around them.

Anyway, they’ve got a Japanese gospel choir coming in to perform at their church in a few weeks.

You read that right.

A Japanese gospel choir.

I had no idea there was such a thing and to be honest, when they first told me about it, I thought it was a joke.

But Gospel Now Japan is no joke.

Not only that, they’re good. Really good.

Apparently gospel music has really caught on in Japan in recent years in no small part because of the movie Sister Act.

Again, I promise I am not making this up.

Crazy, right?

Now, I realize this sort of thing is outside the normal purview of what I normally post, but this is so unique (though apparently there’s a Japanese gospel choir in Harlem now too), interesting, and good (at least to me) that I had to share it somewhere and, well, isn’t that what a blog’s for?

Anyway, check out the video below. It’s a song called ‘Don’t Give Up,’ the profits of which went to support tsunami relief in Japan.

I hope you like it.

And if you don’t, there’s always breakdancing Jesus.