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'Requiem:' Song of Comfort After Tsunami, Katrina

Eliza Gilkyson wrote "Requiem" as a song of grief following the Asian tsunami in December. Now, after Hurricane Katrina's devastation of the Gulf Coast region, this song is finding its way to listeners and can be a song of prayer and comfort.

The singer-songwriter explains how "Requiem," from her album Paradise Hotel, became a "vehicle for grieving."

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