Totem

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
The soundtrack for Cirque du Soleil's 2010 production Totem, which was described as an examination of "the evolution of mankind from its primordial, amphibian state toward the aspiration of flight, taking inspiration from many of mankind's founding myths" was composed by Guy Dubuc and Marc Lessard. In keeping with the primal theme of the production, the composers crafted a percussive, wildly inventive mish-mash of international flavors, with a heavy reliance on the Native American, Spanish, and Indian cultures. Larger than life and a little overstuffed, Totem, like all Cirque du Soleil projects, manages to deftly walk the line between spirited worldbeat and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
The soundtrack for Cirque du Soleil's 2010 production Totem, which was described as an examination of "the evolution of mankind from its primordial, amphibian state toward the aspiration of flight, taking inspiration from many of mankind's founding myths" was composed by Guy Dubuc and Marc Lessard. In keeping with the primal theme of the production, the composers crafted a percussive, wildly inventive mish-mash of international flavors, with a heavy reliance on the Native American, Spanish, and Indian cultures. Larger than life and a little overstuffed, Totem, like all Cirque du Soleil projects, manages to deftly walk the line between spirited worldbeat and overproduced new age music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2011
  • Label: Cirque Du Soleil
  • UPC: 843277031731
  • Catalog Number: 100342
  • Sales rank: 56,334

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Omé Kayo (4:40)
  2. 2 Cum Sancto Spiritu (3:59)
  3. 3 Indie-Hip (6:37)
  4. 4 Koumaya (5:34)
  5. 5 Crystal Pyramid (4:45)
  6. 6 Thunder (4:46)
  7. 7 Toreador (4:39)
  8. 8 Qué Viyéra (4:43)
  9. 9 Mr. Beaker (3:40)
  10. 10 Onta (6:28)
  11. 11 Kunda Tayé (4:17)
  12. 12 Fast Boat (2:29)
  13. 13 Terre-Mère (4:28)
  14. 14 Omé Yo Kanoubé (4:40)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cirque du Soleil Primary Artist
Muhammad Abdul Al-Khabyyr Trombone
James Mack Percussion
Wayne Hankin Soloist, Rauschpfeife
Nick D'Virgilio Guitar, Drums, Vocals, Background Vocals
Guy Dubuc Bass, Percussion, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Philippe Dunnigan Violin
Francine Poitras Vocals
Maxime St-Pierre Trumpet
Esi Acquaab-Harrison Vocals, Background Vocals
Marc Lessard Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Vocals, Background Vocals
Ligia Paquin Viola
Daniel Taylor Vocals
Sheila Hannigan Cello
Carla Antoun Cello, Soloist
Alexander Adhami Background Vocals
Chantal Bergeron Violin
Véronica Thomas Violin
Madeleine Messier Viola
Coco Thompson Background Vocals
Ismail Hakki Fencioglu Background Vocals, Oud
Mathieu Lavoie Background Vocals
Racheal Cogan Vocals, Background Vocals, Bass Recorder, Tenor Recorder, Rauschpfeife
Guy Kaye Guitar
Marie-Christine Depestre Background Vocals
Christian Prévost Violin
Moïse Matey talking drum
Jean-François Lemieux Bass
Marcos Marin Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Julien Bonvoisin Bass, Background Vocals, Guitarron
Julie Trudeau Cello
Joshua Geisler Guitar, Bansuri, Charango, Soloist
Jason Geisler Guitar
Huu Bac Quach Guitar, Kena
Filippo Crotti Vocals
Didem Basar Kanoon
Christian Laveau Percussion, Vocals, Background Vocals
Charles Thomas Dennard Jr. Accordion, Keyboards, Hammond B3
Willy Rios Charango, Toyo
Sountougoumba Djeli-Tapa Background Vocals
Preach Ankobia Background Vocals, Rap
Orania Gros-Louis Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Steve Bach Engineer
Rob Heaney Engineer
Guy Dubuc Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes, Digital Editing
Philippe Dunnigan String Contractor
Harris Newman Mastering
Alain Vinet Producer, Musical Director
Marc Lessard Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes, Digital Editing
Pierre Desmarais Art Direction
Michel Dalpé Graphic Design
Sylvaine Arnaud Recording Assistant
Jacques Méthé Executive Producer
Robert Lepage Director, Writer
Stéphane Lessard String Arrangements, Brass Arrangment
Dominique Girard Kaze Recording Assistant
Stéphane Bergevin Executive Producer
Thierry Angers Digital Editing
Kym Barrett Costume Design
Christian Laveau Composer, Lyricist
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