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MP3 Fr. Stan Fortuna - Sacro Song

This is a 100% Catholic Rap CD which touches on themes such as pro-life and teenage suicide prevention. It is designed to deliver positive Catholic messages to our youth in the musical format that they most appreciate. A soul-stirrin'', foot-stompin'', in y

10 MP3 Songs
HIP HOP/RAP: Spiritual Rap, HIP HOP/RAP: East Coast

Fr. Stan Fortuna has been playing music since the 2nd grade when his father gave him his first instrument for Christmas - a red electric guitar! His love for music grew into early adulthood as he began the life long journey of learning the art of improvising by practicing countless hours and playing lots of sessions in the New York area. It was during that time that Fortuna began hearing his true calling in life and was eventually ordained a Catholic priest. He is one of the eight original members of the Community of Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, a community established in the Archdiocese of New York under the jurisdiction of John Cardinal O''Connor in 1987.

Fr. Stan established Francesco Productions (https://www.tradebit.com) in 1987, a non-profit company which produces his music, teaching tapes, videos and DVD''s. From Contemporary Christian to Jazz, Folk, Reggae and Rap, this incredible musician and composer has produced music for the enjoyment of all ages and walks of life. He has released numerous CD''s of original music and standards, arranged in his very special style. All proceeds from sales go to the Community''s hands-on work with the poor.

Although Fr. Stan lives in the South Bronx where he serves the poor and needy families, he is internationally known for his music as well as for his powerful preaching. Fr. Stan travels extensively, performing his music and proclaiming the Gospel at conferences, retreats, and both national and international youth prayer festivals. He has been a featured speaker at Franciscan University''s High School Age Youth Conferences and Youth 2000 events for several years. He has also appeared numerous times on EWTN''s Life on the Rock as well as the FOCUS Worldwide TV Network.

In January 1999, Fr. Stan was asked to preach and perform at the youth rally in St. Louis during Pope John Paul''s visit. He is now serving full time in the preaching apostolate using his gift of music, a powerful means to reach deep into the heart and soul of both the young and old throughout the world.


Fr. Stan Fortuna
Francesco Productions
420 East 156th Street
Bronx, N.Y. 10455
Office: (718) 401-1589
Email: frstan@https://www.tradebit.com
Web Site: https://www.tradebit.com

Editorial Reviews
Friar Stan Fortuna, Catholic priest and member of the order of Franciscan Friars of the Renewal in New York City''s environs, is also a recording artist whose message is delivered in the musical idiom most suited to his audience. On Sacro Song, his listeners are today''s Catholic youth and Fortuna churns it up with rap and hip-hop laced with jazz horns, samples, and electronic programming. Backed by a group of highly stylized vocalists and rappers, Sacro Song both ends and begins with "Glory B," updated versions of what many will recognize as the popular Benediction hymn, "Gloria Patri." "Never Been Born" raps on pro-life and the mercy of forgiveness, while "The Zipper Zone" speaks out for chastity and "Kumbya" stands up against drugs and teen suicide. Other numbers are anthems of praise, brotherly love, and spiritual renewal, all of which are done with taste and surprising aptitude, a happy marriage of evangelism and street credibility. --Paige La Grone

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