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Moments of praise and worship are so common in today’s churches that some individuals might take them for granted.

However, Majestic II Praise is using powerful singing and contemporary music to let everyone know it is “majestic to praise” Christ.

Majestic II Praise is a duo that features vocalists Mia Marrialle and Zena Z, both of whom have a strong desire to share the message of Christian salvation with fellow youth and anyone who hears their message.

Majestic II Praise has experienced significant growth since its formation in 2007. On the strength of Marrialle’s CD single “Lifting Holy Hands,” the group built a solid reputation with memorable live performances at churches and events throughout Central Indiana.

Last year Majestic II Praise won the second place prize in the annual Indy Fall Gospel Jubilee, and was booked to provide music for events at the Artsgarden of Indianapolis.

“We have been able to quickly increase our visibility and have been blessed to experience an exceptional level of growth and development,” said Evangelist Frederic Sellars, manager of Majestic II Praise.

Marrialle and Zena, along with the young band members who minister to them, function as a self-contained unit. They write their own lyrics and create the musical arrangements for their songs.

Marrialle’s expressive singing style has often been described as reminiscent of legendary vocalists such as Mahalia Jackson and CeCe Winans, while Zena’s approach brings to mind a young Shirley Caesar.

Currently, Majestic II Praise is putting the finishing touches on a full-length album mixed with original material and fresh versions of classic gospel favorites.

Although they have the potential to be gospel stars, Marrialle and Zena are not driven by the possibility of personal enrichment or notoriety. They have publicly committed to setting aside a percentage of everything they make from the CDs and love offerings to local youth ministries and organizations that help children such as the Children’s Bureau of Indianapolis and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

“We want to help children in need. It’s about children helping children,” Marrialle said. “Our main goal is to help people become stronger in their relationship with Christ.”

In its young history, Majestic II Praise has already built a devoted following, but the best is yet to come.

“We have many wonderful and exciting things planned for this year,” Sellars said. “We are definitely looking forward to the years ahead as we change lives with music.”

For more information about Majestic II Praise call (317) 429-6578 or visit www.majesticiipraise.com. Footage of performances can be viewed on You Tube.

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