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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Corteo-Cirque du Soleil

Every since I was young I've appreciated music from different cultures. Growing up learning Greek folk dance and thus listening to the music, and learning Russian character dance and flamenco, and again listening to the music that comes with it.
I however am not sure where my love for French music came from, but I do know that I'm captivated by French gypsy music.

I also adore circus music. Not Barnum & Bailey style "Big Top" music, but classic caravan circus music. Haha more gypsy sounding. Then there's the side of me that loves those gorgeous Celtic and Gaelic sounds...needless to say I love folk music from around the world.

Last Saturday my dance teacher brought in a Cirque du Soleil soundtrack to dance to, and started off the class with the song "Anneaux" from Cirque's show "Corteo". I was immeadiately captivated by the beat, and then the vocalization, oh and then the strings! It had the essence of a good Nightwish song, but with a French twist, and of course a more circus feel.
This weekend I looking through the library for a copy of the CD, and with great luck found one! I've been listening to it ever since. And this CD has all of the sounds I talked about above!

The other song that caught my eye (though really, they all did) was "Klezmer Moment", it starts off a very Gypsy sounding piece sung by a man with a wonderful Spanish sounding voice, and towards the middle gets into even more of that wonderful French Gypsy/Circus sound. The accordian, everything, is perfect.

Really, this whole CD is worth a listen, and I'm planning on going out and buying acctually. It's quite wonderful!

What's quite amazing about the music from this show is that the vocals are performed in a mixture of three different languages, French, Spanish, and Italian. The ensemble is made up of 61 musicians and singers, with a 16 piece choir, and 13 piece string section.
As I said, quite amazing!

Hopefully, one day I'll be able to go to one of these magnificent shows!

Anyway, without futher delay, these two songs that captivated me so!


Anneaux



Klezmer Moment


"Klezmar Moment" Lyrics


Si ca te fait du bien
Si ca te fait du bien
de te sentir un peu plus mal
Sens-toi bien mal
Sens-toi bien mal
pour te sentir un peu mieux
Sens-toi bien mal
Sens-toi bien mal
pour te sentir un peu mieux

Si ca te fait du bien
Si ca te fait du bien
de te sentir un peu plus mal
Sens-toi bien mal
Sens-toi bien mal
pour te sentir un peu mieux
Sens-toi bien mal
Sens-toi bien mal
pour te sentir un peu mieux

Mieux
Sans te sentir mal
Te fait du bien alors sens-toi
bien mal
pour te sentir un peu mieux

Si ca te fait du bien
Si ca te fait du bien
de te sentir un peu plus mal
Sens-toi bien mal
Sens-toi bien mal
pour te sentir un peu mieux
Sens-toi bien mal
Sens-toi bien mal
pour te sentir un peu mieux

Si ca te fait du bien
Si ca te fait du bien
de te sentir un peu plus mal
Sens-toi bien mal
Sens-toi bien mal
pour te sentir un peu mieux
Sens-toi bien mal
Sens-toi bien mal

1 comments:

cowgirl4christ said...

Those are SO pretty <33
I've always wanted to go see Cirque de Soleil. It's on my list of things to do before I die.