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The TOP 30 Catholic Music Artists of 2017

Cecilia Awards 2017 Poster


Cecilia Team - published on 11/22/17

Jonatan Narvaez – Argentina

Jonatan Narvaez is a producer from Argentina who helps many Catholic artists get off the ground. He was responsible for discovering Athenas, as well as Veronica Sanfilippo. He is an accomplished guitarist and lends his talent to many of the tracks he produces, as seen above, where he accompanies Sanfilippo. Jonatan’s YouTube page has more than 100,000 subscribers.

Alfareros – Dominican Republic

Alfareros came together in 1995 with the dream of making evangelizing music through innovative musical elements. Nearly 25 years later, they have performed all over the Dominican Republic, Latin America, and the United States.

The Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia – USA

Nashville Dominicans - Fair Use

Also known as the “Nashville Dominicans, The Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia are a group of teaching nuns who record sacred music in their free time. This “Salve Regina” is from their second album, 800 Years of Gospel Mercy, which they released in 2016 in honor of both the Jubilee Year of Mercy, and the 800 year-anniversary of the Dominican order. You can listen to all their music free of charge on their website.

Aline Venturi – Brazil

Aline Venturi has been on a mission to “bring to the public a beautiful message of full trust in God and His Love” for 20 years. Even though she is a full-time mom, she found the time to release 3 independent albums: My Steps (2003), Well Near (2006), and Flourished (2013). All of her albums have met with critical success and put her among the great Catholic singers and composers of Brazil.

Jimmy Mitchell – USA

Jimmy is a pianist and speaker from Nashville, who believes that beauty will change the world. He’s the founder and chief curator of Love Good, a media discovery platform and crowdfunding initiative that accompanies young people and artists who are transforming culture with beauty. He frequently travels the world with the mission of helping others fall in love with God, and realize their capacity for holiness.

Bravo to all of these hard-working artists, who have put so much of themselves and their faith into their craft. It is no small or easy thing to expose your soul or, sometimes, the shadows we experience within the light, and so we are grateful for those who do.

Cecilia Music started two years ago as a special project from Aleteia and is still young, but we’re growing. For now, though, the awards we offer are modest: they are our prayers. But we are all believers, so we know that this is a small prize of great power and potential! Today, the 22nd of November 2017, we will be praying for each one of these artists, for their professional and personal intentions, at the Basilica of St. Cecilia, Patron of Musicians, in Rome.

Happy feast day of St. Cecilia to all!


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