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Audio essay on the Holly Ghost Congress 2010 in Lagos, as part of the research project Global Prayers – Liberation & Redemption in the City, Berlin (2010-12).

The Redemption camp of the Redeemed Church of God (RCCG) in Lagos, home to many residential apartments, educational institutions, hospitality units and a few banks, hosts the Holy Ghost Congress twice a year.

The congress offers a six-day programme of praise, worship, scriptural exposition, prayers and personal ministrations. 500’000 worshippers gather for all-night programmes in the almost one kilometer long RCCG church to celebrate Jesus in a festival-like atmosphere.

Echoes of Light & Darkness documents this sound environment and the echoes which originate from the hundreds of loudspeakers installed in the church.