Ike Ndolo’s debut album We Are the Beggars features 11 powerful original tracks, alongside three refreshing and inventive covers. It is evident that Ike was mentored by the likes of Tom Booth and Matt Maher and this album jumps out and grabs you with both its intensity and its strong lyrical content that continually challenge us with a call to action. Songs like “We Are the Beggars” and “Awake, O Sleeper” pull at the conscience of the listener, nagging each of us to listen to the call of Jesus.
This album is also full of praise and hope–songs like “How Can I Keep from Singing” will have you singing along. “”Wade in the Water” is my favorite song on this CD – it is a new version of a classic spiritual that shows the full depth of Ike’s musical background and abilities. This album is not a single style but mixes a background of ethnic and contemporary sounds to create a complete album.
In addition to traveling the country to lead others to Christ, Ike has a great zeal for missionary work, stretching from Mexico to as far as China. Ike has taken up the call to be a servant to those around him—through his art, through his music, through his life. The entire album is a prompting to answer the call of Christ and a reminder of the hope that is promised to all who follow that call.
Fans of The David Crowder Band, Hillsong United, Matt Maher, and Jackie François will want to carve out room in their playlists for this exciting new artist.
You can learn more at Spirit And Song’s website for Ike Ndolo at SpiritAndSong.com/Artists/65022.
Copyright 2010 Rob Ayoub