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Kanye West provides Sunday service to Coachella for Easter

As promised, Kanye West took his "Sunday Service" to Coachella on Easter morning, as dozens of musicians, singers and dancers performed a set of spiritual songs, covers and songs by the rapper himself – including a new one called "Water" – for an audience of a thousand from a hill at the festival in Indio, California. While briefly rummaging on a couple of songs, the West was generally the leader of the service, which he has been to previous incarnations in California and Oregon since joining the service in early January. To reach the website, Coachella participants went a bit from the festival's parking department to a closed area at the campsite. A full band &#821 1; complete with harp – was placed on the plateau plate of a circular height covered with freshly baked soda. A waist-high fence surrounded the hill, which had a kind of VIP area that stretched up another grassy hill behind the scene. Across the field, customers were able to buy food and drinks including orange juice, coffee and smoothies, plus chicken and waffles, breakfast tacos and burritos. But many others were interested in "church clothes" – aka merch – for sale, including shirts for $ 165- $ 225, "Jesus Walks" socks for $ 50, $ 70 T-shirts reading "Trust God" on the front and "Sunday Service on the Mountain" at the back. The service was opened with a slightly foamy organ prelude, which west and dozens of choirs, fond of purple beige clothes, woke…

As promised, Kanye West took his “Sunday Service” to Coachella on Easter morning, as dozens of musicians, singers and dancers performed a set of spiritual songs, covers and songs by the rapper himself – including a new one called “Water” – for an audience of a thousand from a hill at the festival in Indio, California. While briefly rummaging on a couple of songs, the West was generally the leader of the service, which he has been to previous incarnations in California and Oregon since joining the service in early January.

To reach the website, Coachella participants went a bit from the festival’s parking department to a closed area at the campsite. A full band &#821

1; complete with harp – was placed on the plateau plate of a circular height covered with freshly baked soda. A waist-high fence surrounded the hill, which had a kind of VIP area that stretched up another grassy hill behind the scene. Across the field, customers were able to buy food and drinks including orange juice, coffee and smoothies, plus chicken and waffles, breakfast tacos and burritos. But many others were interested in “church clothes” – aka merch – for sale, including shirts for $ 165- $ 225, “Jesus Walks” socks for $ 50, $ 70 T-shirts reading “Trust God” on the front and “Sunday Service on the Mountain” at the back.

The service was opened with a slightly foamy organ prelude, which west and dozens of choirs, fond of purple beige clothes, woke up to the hill. Gradually they set themselves in a circle around them while more dressed singers and dancers stood up on the mountain behind the stage.

After about 15 minutes of foreplay, percussion began and the band began to play jazz fusion-tasted music reminiscent of Stevie Wonders and Roy Ayer’s early 70s albums. It was a large band with at least five percussionists, a large horn section, a harpist and the dozens of cows that all had headset microphones.

After about 20 minutes, the musicians stopped playing, except for a single guitarist who kept the rhythm, which the West took the stage alongside the percussionists, fist-repelling band members along the way.

The music resumed, switching between the full band and the organ prelude music, with a couple of vocalists scat-singing while more driving members archived on the litter, sometimes said “he is grown up!”

The stream of stream sometimes retreated to an air shot that showed how the performance area with the cleaned grass around it resembled an eye. (Many commentators on social media also pointed to the similarity of the attitude to the fantasy world of the TV show “TeleTubbies” by the surrealistic 1990s children‘s TV show.)

After about 45 minutes, the song began seriously, with the choir leader calling on the singers as well as the audience: “Come on, screw up a small volume on the praise! Can we hear that name again? He is Jesus!”

After a gospel around the phrase “You are the only power!”, The singer suddenly broke into the chant from the West’s 2010 hit “Power”, which patted out the rhythm. What quickly turned into “Higher” and another that seemed to be a reorientation of Otis Redding “” Try a little tenderness “with a chorus of” Jesus will not leave us “, then Stevie Wonders” As “and then a stir on Soul II Soul’s 1990 hit “Back to Life”, whose choir sounds amazingly sung a capella by a gospel choir.

The music gradually rose into Teyana Taylor who sang her western produced “Never would have done it”, which morphed into one take on the West’s “Fade”, which itself interpolates Motown artists Rare Earth’s coverage of the temptations “(I know) I lose you.”

INDIO, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 20: Kanye West takes place during the 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 20, 2019 in Indio, California. by Timothy Norris / Getty Images for Coachella)

The driver continued to lead the choir through vampires on phrases like “We absorb the light” and “We have everything we need”. Dozens of dancers surrounded the hills around the performance area and break out synchronized dance moves. 19659003] Through the performance, West – with his short hair dyed several shades of purple – was radiant and entered, but did not really make it to the end when he sat down on a keyboard and cut some soulful vocal samples with a stroke while a driving member danced.

“We all want some of the brighter day!” cried the driver when the chorus broke into Kirk Franklin’s song of the same name.

The group continued to vamp on different phrases and snippets of songs – we also think we heard someone in short “Poopity scoop”, a reference to the West’s joke song “Lift Yourself” – until finally the West took up a microphone and with his voice was rapped on “All Fall’s Down”, with the choir walking with him on the choir.

Then he announced a new song called “Water”, a song song with spiritual theme texts and a gentle rhythm that twists around the choir “We’re Water” ends with some verses from “Ultralight Beam.” After more prolonged vampening, the set ended with a long take on the Västens 2004 song “Jesus Walks”; The west picked up the microphone and raised the chant’s verse, slammed on the hill when cameras and applauding singers surrounded him.

Finally, he stepped and smiled at the camera and paused for several long moments before the band played a medley of gospel and soul covers and the dancers were left by the litter.

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