Song Released to Honor Immaculee Illibagiza

Review of "Refuge" by Annie Karto.
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Annie Karto's new CD Refuge is a unique musical masterpiece, with 34 different instruments used throughout the recording. Catholic award winning artist, Annie Karto’s voice is so clear and pure and many have commented, “angelic.” Although many instruments were used, it stands alone in its simplicity, and message.

The title track “Refuge” is a song with several purposes. First, from a Christian standpoint, that we all share in the sorrows and joys of all God’s people. Second, from the tenderness of a mother’s heart, an offering of comfort and love to those closest to her. The oldest Native American flute, an instrument used for healing, was recorded on this song by John Two Hawks from Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

“Song for Immaculee” is a recording that has a unique soundtrack featuring world renowned violinist, Abe Appleman, and other beautiful stringed instruments. It is a powerful song of the true story of Immaculee Illibagiza, the Rwandan refugee. Immaculee’s book, “Left to Tell” was on the New York Times bestseller lists for many weeks. The song recalls her experience of survival through the genocide of the Rwandan war when her country unraveled in the spring of 1994. Immaculee lost all of her family members but one during this horrible killing spree. All Christians should hear this story of forgiveness and this moving song that speaks of God’s mercy as the only way to true freedom and healing.

“Refuge” includes seven original songs, composed by Annie, along with the beloved classic, “Hail Mary: Gentle Woman” and the timeless, “Let It Be”. Let “Refuge” draw you closer to the Heart of Jesus.

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