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A unique mixture of genres, ValLimar Jansen's latest album, "Spirit & Soul," contains elements from gospel and praise and worship while escaping the confines of either genre.


By Kelcee Marcum, Oregon Catholic Press
Catholic Online (
5/1/2015 (6 years ago)

Published in Music

Keywords: music, OCP, Spirit and Sould, ValLimar Jansen

PORTLAND, Ore. (OCP) - "This is not a gospel record or even a praise and worship record, yet all those elements are here. This is a soul experience. This is a love experience," said Jansen.

The album features a wide array of popular songs from fellow Spirit & Song artists produced and sung with Jansen's signature style, blending soulful sounds, African rhythms and blues riffs with classic Christian rock. Prior to the release of her album, Jansen incorporated these songs into her ministry, which led to the idea and birth of "Spirit & Soul".

"I perform the songs quite differently than the original versions done by the other artists. I put my 'ValLimar Spin' on the songs.perhaps completely changing the 'feel' of the song. Frank [my husband] and I did this same kind of treatment with just about every song on our CD, 'Spirit & Soul'."

A college professor, leader of worship, workshop presenter, and recurring cantor at Los Angles Religious Education Congress, Jansen sings a wide range of music and is known for her gospel, contemporary Christian and gospel-jazz styles.

About OCP

Oregon Catholic Press, a not-for-profit publisher of liturgical music and worship resources based in Portland, Oregon, has been in operation for more than 90 years. Worship programs produced by OCP are used in over two-thirds of Catholic churches in the United States and are distributed worldwide. Find OCP on Facebook at


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