Totem

Totem

by Cirque du SoleilCirque du Soleil

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Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/01/2011
Label: Cirque Du Soleil
UPC: 0843277031731
catalogNumber: 100342

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   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
Philippe Dunnigan   String Contractor
Alain Vinet   Producer,Musical Director
Marc Lessard   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes
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
Kym Barrett   Costume Design
Christian Laveau   Composer,Lyricist

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