Why Christian Lofi music
The following scriptures inspire me to make music.
1Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.
2Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.
3Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.
4Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.
5Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.
6Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.
1 Samuel 16:23
And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.
5You strum away on your harps like David and improvise on musical instruments.
7My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.
2 Chronicles 5:13
13The trumpeters and musicians joined in unison to give praise and thanks to the LORD. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, the singers raised their voices in praise to the LORD and sang: “He is good; his love endures forever.” Then the temple of the LORD was filled with the cloud,
My name is Yoni Charis. I was born in Cameroon, I moved to Texas for college but currently reside in Bermuda with my wife and son. I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Wichita Falls, Texas, and an MSN in Education from Walden University.
I have always been passionate about music from a very young age. I sang alto at a choir in Cameroon and always desired to play the piano but the opportunity never came through until I moved to Texas.
I started learning how to play musical instruments such as the guitar and the keyboard in 2011 and had my first shot to play at a small church pastored by a friend. The keyboardist could no longer play on Sundays due to work engagements.
I took that as an opportunity to learn chords on the keyboard and eventually started making progress with leading worship. I led worship at our bible study held in our apartment and eventually at a new church my pastor founded called Gospel Culture. We started with about 6 people and eventually grew.
My lofi journey started in 2020 when I was on vacation and paternity leave for about about 6 weeks. I bought audio equipment on amazon and started making beats. My journey with rap music dates back to 2006 when I recorded my first rap song but I did not have any exposure to music production until I moved to Texas. Texas is special to me!!!
A friend of mine showed me a few basic tricks on recording music but I could not keep up due to the busyness of nursing school.
So while in Bermuda during the pandemic, I consumed a lot of videos on music production and came across lofi music. I really loved the sound and began making lofi music. The more I learned, the more I desired to create Christian lofi because there were very few artists who were in this genre.
My vision was to create Christian lofi for everybody. Some of the lofi channels I listened to had very dark, sad tones, and suggestive thumbnails. I wanted to create something that was clean, Spirit-led, and word-based.
USE MY MUSIC
Please pay attention to this
Not every song can be used in your YouTube videos as some may place claims on your channel. We will not be responsible for removing claims after these guidelines go live on this website on September 30th, 2022.
Songs from the following albums should not be used on YouTube for any reason.
1. Lofi Psalms
2. Garden of Peace
4. Christmas at Home
5. Chairos Time
6. God of Wonders
7. Blown away
8. Not Alone
9. The Journey
The rest of the releases can be used in your livestream (not 24/7 music channels) on YouTube.
The safest way to use my music is to search the song(s) and make sure the songs used are not from the above-listed albums.
Do not download playlists on YouTube and upload to your channel. Only use as background music.
Your YouTube channel will be reported if you fail to credit Yoni Charis approproiately.
Do not use any artwork or video from my channel as they are commissioned by Yoni Charis Music.
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Do not sample, add lyrics, or alter any of the songs and/or release upload to streaming service providers.
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How to credit me
Music by Yoni Charis and add the link to the music used from my YouTube channel, Spotify, Tidal, Apple music etc.