AZANYAH

AZANYAH

BandJazzAcoustic

AZANYAH presents creative, spiritual expression in the improvisational tradition. From energetic to sublime, celebrative to meditative, AZANYAH brings messages of reflection.

Biography

AZANYAH
Since 1984, AZANYAH, a septet under the co-leadership of Mamaniji Azanyah and Immanuel Zechariah, has performed to appreciative audiences throughout the southeastern United States at major music venues, jazz and music festivals, and community celebrations, including the Variety Playhouse, Atlanta Jazz Festival, Birmingham Heritage Festival, National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta/Montreaux International Music Festival, Birmingham Seven Stages Festival, KingFest, etc.

AZANYAH’s banner reads “Creative Spiritual Expression in the Improvisational Tradition” and aptly characterizes the nature of their presentation.

Utilizing a powerhouse acoustic instrumental ensemble, with the added feature of equally powerful lead vocals, AZANYAH transports the listener through a kaleidoscopic soundscape experience of pan-African rooted, World Music, filled with prophetic rapture, meditative bliss and reflective wonder.

AZANYAH’s TV appearances include AZANYAH Live for broadcast on CAU-TV, AZANYAH at Kingfest ’90 for Atlanta cable-TV channel 12, and interviews on the WVEU-TV 69, Jazz Beat hosted by Pete Mandell (1987/90)

Lyrics

Eternity Is Life

Written By: Mamaniji Azanyah

Eternity Is Life
M. Azanyah

Eternity Is Life

There Is A Place
No Time, Just Space
It’s No More Far Away
Than Was Tomorrow, Yesterday
And Faith Will Take You There
Yes Faith Will Take You There

Eternity Is Life
Eternity Is Life
Eternity Is Life

No Hidden Mystery
More Life Than Time To Be
Yet How Can You Receive
If You Will Not Believe
‘Cause Faith Must Take You There
It’s Faith That Takes You There

Eternity Is Life
Eternity Is Life
Eternity Is Life

So Deep Within
That You Must Go
So Far Beyond
All That You Know
And Faith Will Take You There
Yes Faith Will Take You There

Eternity Is Life

Halleluyah

Written By: Mamaniji Azanyah

Halleluyah
M. Azanyah

Halleluyah
Halleluyah Amen

GUIDING LIGHT

Written By: Immanuel Zechariah

Thank You Father, Thank You For Your Guiding Light
Let Your Son Shine in Me, Let Him Shine So Bright

The One

Written By: M. Azanyah/ I. Zechariah

I AM The Way, The Truth and The Life
No One Comes Unto The Father But By Me

Discography

AZANYAH The One CD
AZANYAH The Final Hour CD
AZANYAH Eternity CD

Set List

The Azanyah Set List: 2 - 45min. sets
The One, I Will Surely Come Again, Praise, Guiding Light, Eternity Is Life, Halleluyah, In The Beauty Of Holiness, Peace Prayer, The Seventh Day Sabbath, Ancestral Affirmation, The Latter Rain, The Final Hour, How We Claim To Know, Awakening