Nine Beats Collective is a collaboration of world class musicians, artists and songwriters drawn together from across three continents (Europe, North America and Africa) on the trail of exploring the ancient Bible sayings known as ‘the Beatitudes’ – the result is the astonishing ‘Nine Beats to the Bar’ album.
The album is a journey of 26 tracks made up of an eclectic soundscape of R&B, soul, rock/pop, acoustic threads, classical, jazz/funk, African vibes and a hint of gospel that searches for the essence of the ‘nine beats’ of the Beatitudes.
In this wild world, Nine Beats Collective have begun to wonder if the Beatitudes might contain the keys of our liberation. These ancient sayings, spoken by Jesus, offer a nine-statement manifesto for a new world order – a counter cultural narrative for our times. A welcome not a weapon., tender not toxic, inviting not divisive. A call for people to live life ‘nine beats to the bar’. In them we hear whispers of another world, the invitation to a path of recovery – whatever your story, whatever your struggle, wherever you find yourself.
‘Nine Beats to the Bar’ is a haunting. A cry. A new Beat