Hotel Rwanda

Hotel Rwanda

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Hotel Rwanda

This collection, billed as "music from the film" rather than the soundtrack to Hotel Rwanda, the Terry George film starring Don Cheadle, features tracks by the Afro Celt Sound System with vocalist Dorothee Munyaneza -- who also performs her own compositions elsewhere -- Wyclef Jean with the hit "Million Voices," Deborah Cox, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Tilly Key and Bernard Kabanda along with orchestra compositions by the multi-talented Andrea Guerra. As music, the sounds here feel as if they are inextricably tied to the images on screen. This is not a criticism, but the opposite. The selections here evoke a landscape that is profound, moving and deeply sorrowful in places. Certainly some titles like Rupert Gregson-Williams' "Interhamwe Attack" feels overblown because of the layers of programming, but the dynamic effect is unmistakable; it's more of a film cue than anything else and only a minor distraction. Elsewhere, such as on Cox's "Nobody Cares" produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, the American urban touch is a stark contrast to the more African centered material but this is not a distraction, more poignantly, a meditation on how much we missed in relation to this human tragedy. Ultimately, this is a very fine compilation, one that bears repeated listening, but also one that provokes different feelings in the listeners where melancholy and sadness co-exist seamlessly with beauty.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/13/2008
Label: Rykodisc Uk
UPC: 0014431605222
catalogNumber: 6052

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eric Hudson   Keyboards
Gianfranco Plenizio   Conductor
Jimmy Wright   Bass,Piano,fender rhodes
Wyclef Jean   Vocals
Coro de Camara de Nicaragua   Choir, Chorus
Sheléa Frazier   Background Vocals
Fabio Afrune   Vocals
Giulia Bottoni   Vocals
Mario Crispi   Soloist
Giovanni Giombolini   Conductor
Dorothee Munyaneza   Vocals

Technical Credits

Tchad Blake   Producer,Engineer
Budd Carr   Producer,Executive Producer
Jimmy Jam   Producer
Terry Lewis   Composer,Producer
Tracy McKnight   Executive Producer
Martin Russell   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Jimmy Wright   Producer
Deborah Cox   Composer
Afro Celt Sound System   Composer
Wyclef Jean   Composer,Producer
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis   Composer,Producer
Rupert Gregson-Williams   Composer
Alex Swift   Montage
James "Big Jim" Wright   Composer
Attie van Wyk   Composer,Producer
Nora Felder   Producer,Executive Producer
Serge Tsai   Engineer
Bernard Kabanda   Composer
Andrew Cook   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Walter Yetnikoff   Executive Producer
Matt Marrin   Engineer
Scott Kawczynski   Art Direction
Marco Streccioni   Engineer
Andrea Guerra   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,Orchestration
Luca Salvadore   Orchestration
Lorne Balfe   Programming
Mario Crispi   Wood
Terry George   Liner Notes,Production Guidance,Soundtrack Conception
Ermanno Giorgetti   Engineer
Dorothee Munyaneza   Arranger,Composer,Lyricist
Jean Baptiste Nkulikiyinka   Arranger,Producer
Jean Pierre Ruigisha   translation
Tilly Key   Composer

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