AWARD-winning American singer, songwriter, pastor and producer of gospel songs Donald Moen, popularly known as Don Moen gave local audiences an outstanding performance on Saturday night at the Praise and Worship Festival at the Mwana Dream Park, Eastlea, Harare.
Report by Tinashe Sibanda
The singer gave the crowd an exceptional performance as he lived up to his billing.
Moen was executive president for the internationally acclaimed Integrity Music for over 20 years.
His leadership at Hosanna Music saw the coming on board of other famous gospel musicians like Michael Smith who also performed in Zimbabwe last year, Ron Kenoly, Israel Houghton, Darlene Zschech, Alvin Slaughter and many others.
As he performed some of his internationally acclaimed songs the audience could not help, but dance and sing along to some of his powerful tracks including Arise, Our Father, Somebody’s Praying for Me, Give Thanks, Be Magnified, I Wanna Be Where You Are, How Great is Our God and God Will Make a Way among many of his captivating songs.
Moen, who remained calm and at most instances by his keyboard, was the only man on stage, but he managed to pull a magnificent show in which he interacted with his audiences. His presentation was with no doubt nothing but a sign of great talent and experience.
“I know Zimbabwe has been through a lot of stuff, but I can tell you that keep your faith in God through every circumstance,” Moen advised his audiences.
He encouraged people to maintain hope in trying times and told the audience he had been married for 12 years without children, but God saw him and finally blessed him with five children.
He said he had been in Zimbabwe four times before in 1972, 1974, 1976 and 1978 and he was happy to be back again to perform many years later.
“It was scary leaving Integrity music and for some time I actually lost my melody, but somehow along the way I realised that it was my purpose to be doing what I am doing right here,” Moen said.
Before his performance, the audiences were also kept on their feet dancing to music by talented Carol Mujokoro, Call to Worship Choir and the Zaoga worship leader and musician, David Mabvuramiti and others.