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Meet the rockin’ nuns of Peru

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 02/07/17

From the BBC:

Sister Monica and Siervas are a Peruvian-based rock’n’roll band comprised entirely of nuns.
With several of the members of their convent already able to play musical instruments, this group of nuns in Lima decided to form a band. The nuns were invited to play for Pope Francis in Juarez, Mexico. “We prepared a variety of songs to encourage people,” Sister Monica Nobl said, adding that “our rhythms are well motivated,” since they are a mix of pop, rock and Latin pop genres. Their songs started to gain traction, so they made a music video, which has led to viral success. The nuns even played for Pope Francis in February 2016, and a crowd of 250,000 people in Juarez. The biggest hit on the album is a song called “Confia en Dios,” or “Trust in God.” Since it was posted to YouTube in October, the music video for the song has been viewed over 365,000 times.

Read more. And check out the video for “Confia en Dios” below.

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