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Sales of Take Your Place, a CD by Kim Thiessen and Darryl Neustaedter Barg, benefit Mennonite Central Committee. (MCC photo by Brenda Burkholder)

Sales of Take Your Place, a CD by Kim Thiessen and Darryl Neustaedter Barg, benefit Mennonite Central Committee. (MCC photo by Brenda Burkholder)

New CD — a Canada-Kenya collaboration

June 24, 2010

 

AKRON, Pa. — Take Your Place, a CD featuring two Canadian folk musicians collaborating with choirs from Maasai communities in Kenya, is now available for purchase.
 
On the 18-track CD, vocalist Kim Thiessen of Calgary, Alta., sings about people finding their way in the world, changing the world and looking forward to a better one. She is accompanied on guitar by Darryl Neustaedter Barg, of Winnipeg, Man., and, on some songs, by Maasai choirs. Three traditional Maasai songs, performed by the choirs, are included on the CD.
 
Proceeds from the sale of the $20 CD will benefit Mennonite Central Committee’s (MCC) Generations program, which supports people living with HIV and AIDS and also addresses issues related to the disease.
 
Accompanying the CD is a bonus DVD with footage of MCC’s HIV and AIDS projects and other programs in Kenya. It is being released by MCC Alberta in partnership with Foothills Mennonite Church in Calgary.
 
This is the fourth benefit CD recorded by Thiessen, who works with the Generations program for MCC Alberta.
 
For ordering information as well as song and video samples, visit http://takeyourplace.mcc.org/.