[Special Set] Kitaro '10 Release Series
Kitaro ’10 Release Series
This set includes:
- Let Mother Earth Speak with Dennis Banks featuring music by Kitaro (2012)
- Final Call (2013)
- Symphony Live In Istanbul (2014)
Let Mother Earth Speak with Dennis Banks featuring music by Kitaro
A world-renowned Native American activist Dennis Banks as he joins forces with Golden-Globe and Grammy Award-Winning artist Kitaro in celebration of our Earth in this new CD, LET MOTHER EARTH SPEAK. The project contains a message of international peace intertwined with stories and life lessons from Dennis Banks featuring the musical sensitivity and prowess of Kitaro.
With a focus on world and inner-peace, in Let Mother Earth Speak, each song begins with thoughtful spoken words from Dennis with Kitaro providing the musical accompaniment. Following Dennis' narrative, Native American drums and culturally correct instruments begin as Dennis sings a traditional Native American Indian song. A new featured and beautiful composition, PEACE with music by Kitaro heads the inspired track listing and will be released with the entire album on September 11, 2012.
The unique mix of Kitaro's music with Native American instruments along with the insight of Dennis Banks makes Let Mother Earth Speak one of the most unique marriages of musical and spoken word driven projects of this or any year. It's a journey we all should take and a message to which we all should carefully listen.
As a homage to Kitaro's lifetime reverence for Nature, Final Call is a voyage of introspection specifically concerned about how we treat our planet. It’s Kitaro’s assertion that the planet itself is crying out and warning us about potential serious consequences if we don’t address these global issues in a timely fashion.
In his own words, Kitaro describes his new musical work, "I have always felt we all must respect the providence of the Universe. Unfortunately, through the course of time and the growth of civilization, many living creatures that we now know will become extinct. If we don't alter how we treat each other and our planet Earth, many habitats and portions of this earth may become devastated and eventually disappear. This album is the story of an epic voyage... A voyage of hope that all living creatures can someday live happily in harmony with each other. The story begins from where we board for departure."
Symphony Live In Istanbul
52nd GRAMMY NOMINEE BEST NEW AGE ALBUM
Recorded Live at the Halic Congress Center in Istanbul, Turkey over two evenings in March of 2014, Grammy and Golden Globe winning artist Kitaro's “Symphony Live In Istanbul” is breathtaking. The album features new musical material while also including eight of the acclaimed artist's most requested and popular compositions.
This amazing performance marks Kitaro's first-ever recording for the Domo Music Group balancing the artists trademark signature sound and expanding it to new heights with the addition of a 38-piece chamber symphony orchestra.
Commenting on the groundbreaking event, Kitaro noted “In 1980, I began composing and producing music about the passageway and excursions of the Silk Road. This past spring, I embarked upon my first Symphonic Tour that reached Russia, Eastern and Central Europe and had the distinct pleasure of performing in Istanbul; a place where from ancient times to modern times, has flourished as an important hub of the Silk Road where Europe and Asia meet.”
“I am extremely grateful that my dream of performing in Istanbul finally came true. It was a once in a lifetime experience and in addition to my many experiences; I met a host of great people from Istanbul and the neighboring countries. As a remembrance of my amazing music caravan and as a tribute to those I encountered along the way, I recorded this musical experience and performance as a CD. It is my gift to everyone, in Istanbul and around the world, to experience and enjoy.” - Kitaro