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Cirque du Soleil: Varekai
     

Cirque du Soleil: Varekai

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by Cirque du Soleil
 

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Since it began in 1984, Cirque du Soleil's unique fusion of theatrical arts elements has enraptured more than 33 million spectators on four continents, with the show Varekai representing the 14th live production. Composed by Violane Corradi and produced by Natin Sawhney, this trippy, operatic, classical-new age flavored

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Since it began in 1984, Cirque du Soleil's unique fusion of theatrical arts elements has enraptured more than 33 million spectators on four continents, with the show Varekai representing the 14th live production. Composed by Violane Corradi and produced by Natin Sawhney, this trippy, operatic, classical-new age flavored recording is the soundtrack to that show and invites the listener into the visual experience by way of musical diversity and wide emotional landscapes. "Rain One" is a bit on the avant garde side, mixing vocal samples, exotic female whispers, and rain soundscapes with Eastern music textures. "Le Reveur" blends soaring foreign voices with an ominous wall of electronic sounds and groove. "Vocea" mixes this same type of percussive foundation with a melancholy string section and a violin solo. Overall, it's a fascinating mélange of world music and electronica that takes more than one listen to fully appreciate.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/07/2003
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0743219392824
catalogNumber:
93928

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cirque du Soleil   Primary Artist
Terry Callier   Spoken Word
Natacha Atlas   Vocals
Didier Malherbe   Flute,Bansuri,Duduk
Deryn Edwards   Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)
English Chamber Orchestra   Strings
Martin Humbey   Viola
Stephen Hussey   Choir Conductor
Ron Murray   Violin
Nitin Sawhney   Keyboards
Steve Shehan   Percussion,Castanets,Chimes,Conga,Cymbals,Drums,Gong,Triangle,Bells,Balafon,Darbouka,Caxixi,Djembe,Shaker,talking drum,Clay Pot,Angklung,Floor Tom,Tambor,Afuche,Resonator,Sagat
Benjamin Buckton   Violin
Clare Finnimore   Viola
London Voices   Vocals
Lionel Handy   Cello
James Edwards   Tenor (Vocal)
Wayne Hankin   Jew's Harp,Vocals
Jake Rea   Violin
Stephen Williams   Double Bass
Sarah Eyden   Soprano (Vocal)
Rosalind Waters   Soprano (Vocal)
Violaine Corradi   Music Box
Rafik Samman   Vocals
Chandru   Violin,Soloist
Tina Grace   Vocals,Background Vocals,Spoken Word
Fiona McNaught   Violin
Igor Outkine   Accordion
Josephine Knight   Cello
Zara Tellander   Vocals
Gerard O'Beirne   Tenor (Vocal)
Mark Williams   Bass

Technical Credits

Stephen Hussey   Choir Arrangement,String Conductor,String Score,Strings Orchestrator
Nitin Sawhney   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes,String Arrangements,Choir Arrangement
Steve Shehan   Sound Effects,Contributor
Bruno Guez   Music Direction
David McEwan   Programming,Engineer
Carol Ryan   Executive Producer
Taraf de Haïdouks   Arranger
Violaine Corradi   Author,String Arrangements
George Seara   Engineer
Dominic Champagne   Author
Dean Barratt   Engineer

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Cirque du Soleil: Varekai 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is NOT a soundtrack to the show offering of the same name. Some of the music is similar but the songs are truncated in some areas and run on in others without hitting the crescendos that made them interesting during the show. I would have much preferred a CD that was just lifted from the DVD and thought I was purchasing such a thing when the description stated "soundtrack".
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this soo much, its such an incredible experience listening to it. Since seeing the show on bravo i have loved it and now i love it even more. incredible, buy it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a must have to complete your cirque collection! The songs are different, yet they have that cirque touch. It is so good after you hear you want to see the show. The music is middle eastern, african, and european. It is just a perfect album. Composer Violaine Corradiis at her best.If you don't have it get it. Some songs are a bit similar but they still great. I can't say how good it is.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a powerful album. Very moving.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The CD could have had the same music from the DVD and I would have liked it so much more. I love watching Cirque du Soleil, it's amazing what they can do! I almost got to a show in Florida, but the closest I got was to the Cirque store, so I bought Varekai to watch at home anytime. It's wonderful! I especially like the Georgian dance.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The dvd is great and I really love all of the songs. I think its the best show they have ever made. They are really good at what they do you can always see that when they perform on stage. I think they alaways do there best and there really great.