Friday, November 14, 2014

I Dreamed of Africa..Original composed and conducted by Maurice Jarre

Legendary composer Maurice Jarre's score of "I DREAMED OF AFRICA" is thematic abounding. Some of the finest orchestration and arrangements this icon has ever composed, much of which, we've come to expect from his past music - "LAWRENCE OF ARABIA" (1962) - "DOCTOR ZHIVAGO" (1965) - "A PASSAGE TO INDIA" (1984) - "GORILLAS IN THE MIST" (1988) - "DEAD POETS SOCIETY" (1989) and "SUNSHINE" (2000). Despite this wide variance of emotional range, Jarre expertly incorporates his main theme throughout the score, binding it together as a coherent piece.

The African vocals by Ayub Ogada and Geoffery Oryema are exceptional and the background music is lush and romantic. If you have always dreamed of music of "magnitude", then this soundtrack may suffice. Rustic and enchanting, it has a wonderful ability of letting you picture exactly what the music will fit into in terms of nature....listen to the music and you can picture yourself in a dream-airplane, single propeller, flying through the valleys of amazing beauty.

1. Arrival In Africa
2. Ondiek - Ayub Ogada
3. A Different Rhythm
4. Kel Kweyo - Geoffrey Oryema
5. The Storm
6. Death And Misery
7. Obiero - Ayub Ogada
8. Kuki's Determination

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