'Requiem:' Song of Comfort After Tsunami, Katrina Eliza Gilkyson wrote "Requiem" as a song of grief following last year's Asian tsunami. Now, after Hurricane Katrina's devastation, listeners are again turning to the song of prayer and comfort.
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'Requiem:' Song of Comfort After Tsunami, Katrina

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'Requiem:' Song of Comfort After Tsunami, Katrina

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Eliza Gilkyson wrote "Requiem" as a song of grief following the Asian tsunami in December. Now, after Hurricane Katrina's devastation of the Gulf Coast region, this song is finding its way to listeners and can be a song of prayer and comfort.

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The singer-songwriter explains how "Requiem," from her album Paradise Hotel, became a "vehicle for grieving."

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Album
Paradise Hotel
Artist
Eliza Gilkyson
Label
Red House
Released
2005

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