With the spirit being generated at the 114 youth conferences convened throughout the world, we thought it only appropriate to highlight several albums which are themselves dedicated to this spirit and those modern day heros in attendance. Please use them as a tool to inspire, uplift and propel your movement forward. Got some other musical suggestions? Feel free to share your own soundtrack for the movement in the comments below.
[quote] Blessed is he who in the prime of his youth and the heyday of his life will arise to serve the Cause of the Lord of the beginning and of the end, and adorn his heart with His love. The manifestation of such a grace is greater than the creation of the heavens and of the earth. Blessed are the steadfast and well is it with those who are firm.
~ Bahá’u’lláh (Compilation of Compilations, Vol. 2, page 415)
This third album in a series of phenomenal records is focused on one thing: Youth. Together with youth artists from around the world, The Badasht Project has created a soundtrack for the movement. Composed of the sacred word as well as original songs, this album is a collaboration of mentors and the youth on the front lines… and the results are stunning. From the soulful voice of Bella Blue to the Searing lyrics of Karim Rushdy. From the smooth sounds of Trevor Jackson to the twang of the Bosch Bluegrass Band. From the passionate performance of Devon Gundry to the powerful voice of Ana Bridges… and many many more! This genre blending album delivers on all fronts. With this musical tapestry totaling out at nearly 1.5 hours in length, Badasht Vol. III – Visionaries will fast become one of your favorite albums of 2013. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN
This debut album from The Descendants is the result of three exceptionally talented youth coming together to pay homage to their spiritual lineage. Each with their own solo artist careers (Gia Sky, Bella Blue, and Aubrey Wood) these artists have created a singularly powerful devotional album. The description “Pop + Prayer = Awesome!” seems appropriate here. These youth take an unapologentic look at the writings and deliver an album unlike any other. For the youth, by the youth. If you have been looking for a devotional album that speaks to the younger generation, A Divine Collaboration is the answer. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN
SARAH PERCEVAL- ILLUMINED YOUTH
The power of example. One thing which has always been an inspiration for us is hearing the stories of the heros and heroines of the early days of the Faith. Their stories of struggle and triumph over great obstacles provide a powerful example as we seek to overcome our own struggles to serve the Cause. This unique collection of stories focuses on the journey of several youthful heroes and heroines of the Faith. Their examples not only demonstrate the triumph of the human spirit but, more importantly, the unquestionable existence of the Divine assistance which will rush to the aid of those in need. Told by the incredible Sarah Perceval with musical score by Rosanna Lee and Caeli Lohr, these stories will inspire you. During those times when you need just a little more courage, a little more strength, or a little more momentum, these stories will help propel you forward.. and, perhaps, assist you to become modern day heroes for the Cause. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN
[quote] Wherefore, O ye illumined youth, strive by night and by day to unravel the mysteries of the mind and spirit, and to grasp the secrets of the Day of God. Inform yourselves of the evidences that the Most Great Name hath dawned. Open your lips in praise. Adduce convincing arguments and proofs. Lead those who thirst to the fountain of life; grant ye true health to the ailing. Be ye apprentices of God; be ye physicians directed by God, and heal ye the sick among humankind. Bring those who have been excluded into the circle of intimate friends. Make the despairing to be filled with hope. Waken them that slumber; make the heedless mindful.
Such are the fruits of this earthly life. Such is the station of resplendent glory. Upon you be Bahá’u’l-Abha.
~ Abdu’l-Bahá (Compilation of Compilations, Vol. 2, page 415-440)