Varekai [2004]

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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
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 Violaine Corradi and produced by Nitin 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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
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 Violaine Corradi and produced by Nitin 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. [The album was re-released in 2004 with a different cover and a slightly re-indexed track listing.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/27/2004
  • Label: Cirque Du Soleil
  • UPC: 874751000042
  • Catalog Number: 20017
  • Sales rank: 42,644

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cirque du Soleil Primary Artist
Terry Callier Voices, Spoken Word
Natacha Atlas Vocals
Didier Malherbe Flute, Bansuri, Duduk
Deryn Edwards Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)
English Chamber Orchestra Strings
Martin Humbey Viola
Stephen Hussey Conductor, Choir Conductor
Ron Murray Violin
Nitin Sawhney Keyboards, Spoken Word
Steve Shehan Percussion, Castanets, Chimes, Conga, Cymbals, Drums, Gong, Triangle, Bells, Balafon, Darbouka, Caxixi, Djembe, Cajon, Shaker, talking drum, Clay Pot, Angklung, Floor Tom, Tambor, Afuche, Ambience, Resonator, Sagat
Benjamin Buckton Violin
Clare Finnimore Viola
London Voices Vocals, Vocal Ensemble
Lionel Handy Cello
James Edwards Tenor (Vocal)
Wayne Hankin Jew's Harp, Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Jake Rea Violin
Stephen Williams Double Bass
Sarah Eyden Soprano (Vocal)
Rosalind Waters Soprano (Vocal)
Violaine Corradi Keyboards, Music Box
Rafik Samman Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Chandru Violin, Soloist
Mark Anthony Williams Bass (Vocal)
Tina Grace Vocals, Background Vocals, Voices, Spoken Word
Tawaska Harrison Soprano (Vocal)
Fiona McNaught Violin
Igor Outkine Accordion
Josephine Knight Cello
Zara Tellander Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Cristinel Turturica Cimbalom
Constantin Lautaru Violin
Tara Harrison Soprano (Vocal)
Polly Thomson-Storey Whisper
Natasha Atlas Vocals
Mathieu Lavoie Vocals, Background Vocals, Voices
Gerard O'Beirne Tenor (Vocal)
Ionel Manole Accordion
Marcial Heredia Fernández Guitar, Background Vocals, Palmas
Nina Rocha Miranda Vocals, Background Vocals, Rap
Ion Tanase Double Bass
Varekai Choir Choir, Chorus
Carmen Piculeata Violin
Members of the English Chamber Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Mark Williams Bass
Technical Credits
Terry Callier Composer, Text
Stephen Hussey Orchestration, Choir Arrangement, Score, String Conductor, String Score, Strings Orchestrator
Nitin Sawhney Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes, Vocal Arrangements, String Arrangements, Mastering, Audio Production, Choir Arrangement, Text
Steve Shehan Sound Effects, Contributor
Bruno Guez Composer, Music Direction
David McEwan Programming, Engineer
Carol Ryan Executive Producer
Taraf de Haïdouks Arranger
Violaine Corradi Composer, Lyricist, Author, String Arrangements
Tina Grace Composer, Lyricist, Text
George Seara Engineer
Dominic Champagne Director, Writer, Author
Pierre Desmarais Art Direction
Michel Dalpé Graphic Design
Dean Barratt Engineer
Pierre Nantel Executive Producer
Antoine Jobin Engineer
Hélène Dorion Lyricist
Nina Rocha Miranda Lyricist
Georges Seara Engineer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Great exotic music!

    Amazing music! If you like unique, tribal, exotic, foreign types of music you will love this. It has a nice combination of upbeat and relaxing tunes. Great for dancing. Great for laying back and relaxing.

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