Featured Christmas Week On The Jazz Network Worldwide Percussionist & Musical Evangelist William Johnson Shares His CD Project “Flor de Vida”

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Percussionist William Johnson, is a musical evangelist who uses the sounds of Latin percussion/Latin jazz fused with various styles from other genres to deliver the message of Christ, sharing the ‘good news’ through music and education.

Latin Music is at the heartbeat of percussionist William Johnson. Influenced by the creativity of other musicians he admired inspired his new CD project “Flor de Vida” The threshold of this music took two years, incorportating sixteen musicians where a selected few were Grammy award-winning artists.

“During the holidays it is always the perfect time to bring forth our global awareness that God is the focus that brings us all together. Together with the backdrop of music that shares the diversity of all cultures with a centered heartbeat is truly a gift to sink into” says Jaijai Jackson, creator of The Jazz Network Worldwide social network. " It’s an honor to bring our attention to the rhythmic celestial sounds of William Johnson’s music as we focus on the true meaning of Christmas". "I count it not a small thing to be featured on a site that hosts so many greats who have contributed to the world of Jazz. My strongest desire is that my music and presence would honor God in this season and those to come." states Johnson.

As President of the Heartbeat for Worship Association, Johnson became the Founder of the Multi-cultural percussion event “The Heartbeat for Worship Celebration” featuring percussion and music from around the world with award-winning artistry. The 5th annual Multi-Cultural Fest is slated for October of 2012.

Not only is William a musician, evangelist and philanthropist, he is also a producer working on his graduate studies in cultural and ethnic history. Currently in research mode as he assembles a documentary that features the history and evolution of the importance of diversity of music in the church.

As owner of an independent music label, Johnson offers the platform to fellow worship leaders from Latin dance, urban pop, rock and other diversified genres the opportunity to find promotion for their artistry. His work is reveled in publications that support his quest, ie. Unity in Christ Magazine, Latin Beat columns and radio hit lists in Los Angeles and Columbia. As an educator, Johnson has created a new series for percussion which is presented in podcast form that attracts thousands of followers and has begun taking his knowledge to the Skype platform.

Be sure to stop by The Jazz Network Worldwide Christmas week and enjoy the heartbeat of William Johnson at http://www.thejazznetworkworldwide.com. To contact and to learn more about William Johnson go to http://www.williamjohnsonmusic.com and http://www.heartbeatforworship.com. Be sure to pick up your copy of ‘Flor de Vida’ at Itunes  http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/flor-de-vida/id472797208

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