Bilingual seminarian brings us church-worthy hip-hop


“Communion” raps it up.

Communion, also known as Alvaro Vega, is a really good lyricist. His flow is practiced and moves quickly, without sacrificing diction, and he seems to have a lot of fun rhyming more than just the last syllables of a verse.

I believe in Jesus who frees us from all diseases,
The One who came to teach us the love thy neighbor thesis

“I Believe” doesn’t over-do anything. The arrangement is simple, with a piano, synth, and drum kit, and could easily be played during a service. This is fitting for an artist who is also training to be a priest. Communion offers his talent up to God, using his gift of music to evangelize youth communities of Miami and Weston with an accessible hip-hop sound.

To more effectively reach a wider audience, Vega has released this song in Spanish as well.

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Song: I Believe | Singer: Communion


Hometown: Weston, FL

Curiosity: Álvaro Vega chose to go under the name “Communion” as a reminder to humanity that God created mankind to live in communion with one another, and thus to ‘love one another as Christ has loved us,’ and to point people to the Eucharist. Álvaro is currently a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Miami.

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