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MUSICA _ un regalo del Cielo: Loreena McKennitt, de lo mejorcito que se escucha



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THE MYSTIC'S DREAM

January 24, 1993 - Granada, Spain...evening...lights across the city embrace the body of the Alhambra; the smells of woodsmoke and food hang in the narrow streets. Rambled around the Moorish section of the city; picked up a little gold mirror, an incense burner, a tiny bottle of perfume...Reading Idries Shah's book The Sufis, prefaced by Robert Graves. "


...a secret tradition behind all religious and philosophical systems, Sufis have significantly influenced the East and West...They believe not that theirs is a religion, but that it is religion....The 'common sufi' may be as common in the East as in the West, and may come dressed as a merchant, a lawyer, a housewife, anything...to be in the world, but not of it, free from ambition, greed, intellectual pride, blind obedience to custom, or awe of persons higher in rank."...It appears there may be an association with the Druidic order of the Celts





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Loreena writes in the CD booklet about this song: March 16, 1993 - Arrived tonight in Marrakesh and am staying on the edge of the market. It is Ramadan and there is heightened activity all around. I am struck by the hooded features of men as they pass through the lights and shadows: they look monk-like.


Horses, carriages, cars, bicycles and thousands of people are embroiled in the activities of the night ... a cacophony of sound. I retreat to a rooftop café to watch while sipping mint tea ... many circles of twenty or so people are scattered around the market, each involved in their own drama of music, storytelling monkeys on men's shoulders, or cobras being coaxed to "dance" on rugs; "magic" concoctions of bone, seeds, stones and spices are sold ... women are veiled to a great degree ... I am stuck by the sense of intrigue the environment creates; as much is concealed as is revealed ...



Music and lyrics by Loreena McKennitt

From: The mask and mirror (1994).

Loreena McKennitt - Marrakesh night market



They're gathered in circles
the lamps light their faces
The crescent moon rocks in the sky
The poets of drumming
keep heartbeats suspended
The smoke swirls up and then dies

Would you like my mask?
would you like my mirror?
cries the man in the shadowing hood
You can look at yourself
you can look at each other
or you can look at the face, the face of your god

The stories are woven
and fortunes are told
The truth is measured by the weight of your gold
The magic lies scattered
on rugs on the ground
Faith is conjured in the night market's sound

Would you like my mask?
would you like my mirror?
cries the man in the shadowing hood
You can look at yourself
you can look at each other
or you can look at the face, the face of your god

The lessons are written
on parchments of paper
They're carried by horse from the river Nile
says the shadowy voice
In the firelight, the cobra
is casting the flame a winsome smile

Would you like my mask?
would you like my mirror?
cries the man in the shadowing hood
You can look at yourself
you can look at each other
or you can look at the face, the face of your god






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The Gates Of Istanbul with Özlem's Candle







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Best song by Loreena McKennitt - Caravanserai
Album - An Ancient Muse



Top comments

magical,enchanting.. just discovered Loreena and i must say she won me over..
sealedwithakiss100 5 months ago 10



I quite accidentally discovered Loreena a couple of days ago. I haven't stopped playing her music ever since. I don't think I am going to be a fan ...but an addict to her haunting music. She is in a league of her own! I absolutely adore her voice and the depth of her lyrics.


52nadhir 7 months ago 10




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The instruments reach right to the core of your soul with vibrations to a starving for Its true Harmonics to be restored. JUST fantastical. CHILLY all the way. The beat what my starved soul ordered and it came my way. Thanks to Jarda from Chez. You did it again; WOW-ED my soul. THANKS. <3 back at you Great friend. :)
nancyl2 11 months ago

super music and video ..... *****
klenovsky1 11 months ago

Good work
xlapj001 11 months ago

Hi, which album is this version taken from?
gusneaker 11 months ago

Wonderfully dedicated climate angelic voice. :)*****
SamuelKliskiMagnusen 1 year ago 2 Great video ! Perfect ! :)
EdytaEs 1 year ago 2
This video goes so well with her amazing voice, as it seems to echo through the mountains spires. Gorgeous pictorials, and you can't go wrong with Loreena.
Cast3131 1 year ago

Wonderful !!!
TheDavidOslo 1 year ago



Música » Loreena McKennitt » Biografía



Biografía



Loreena McKennitt, (nacida en Morden, Manitoba el 17 de febrero de 1957) es una cantante canadiense, e intérprete de piano y arpa con ascendencia escocesa e irlandesa. Actualmente reside en Ontario.



Sus ocho discos de estudio y sus dos discos en directo la consagran como una intérprete en el universo de la música celta. Sus discos Elemental y To Drive the cold winter away marcaron un antes y un después en su carrera musical. Antes de estos discos Loreena trabajaba en la compañía teatral estable del Shakespearean festival donde tuvo tiempo de inspirarse en el poeta William Butler Yeats así como en la música de The Bothy Band y Alan Stivell.




En su primer disco dio a conocer su voz con canciones como «Banks of Clouds» o «Stolen Child» mientras que en el segundo deja claro su deseo de mezclar la cultura celta con otras procedentes de otros lugares. Loreena no ha dejado de recorrer mundo cambiando su música a medida que encontraba nuevas culturas, en 1991 visitó Venecia, Hungría, Ucrania, España y partes de Asia para poder realizar el disco The Visit (1994). Según ella, la música es un medio de comunicación entre las distintas culturas y para dejarlo todavía más claro grabó el disco The Mask and Mirror en el que España tiene un papel importante como por ejemplo la adaptación del poema que San Juan de la Cruz escribiera en Toledo, «La noche oscura del alma» (en inglés The Dark Night Of The Soul). Después de aquel disco Loreena ha grabado otros tres: The Book of Secrets (1997), Live in Paris and Toronto y An Ancient Muse, lanzado el 21 de noviembre de 2006.




Presentado su nuevo disco de estudio An Ancient Muse, Loreena McKennitt y una estelar banda de músicos colaboradores actuaron en tres conciertos al aire libre en el monumento de fábula de la Alhambra de Granada, en España los días 13, 14 y 15 de septiembre de 2006.




El 13 y 14 de septiembre, Loreena tomó el escenario en el patio del Palacio de Carlos V de la Alhambra. Estas dos actuaciones íntimas, con asientos para cuatrocientos asistentes han sido grabadas para el programa especial de televisión de la PBS Great Performances, dirigido por Jim Kellahin y que se espera se emitirá a principios de 2007.




El 15 de septiembre, Loreena actuó en el Teatro del Generalife, un lugar de encuentro al aire libre con capacidad para 2.000 personas, en el recinto de la Alhambra, como parte de la serie «Noches de las Mil y Una Músicas» de Granada.



Cada una de las tres noches incluyó una actuación de Loreena de noventa minutos incluyendo lo más destacado de un catálogo que ha vendido más de trece millones de discos por todo el mundo, junto con un repertorio de canciones de su nuevo trabajo, An Ancient Muse, entonces a punto de salir a la venta.




Loreena estuvo acompañada de los músicos Brian Hughes, Hugh Marsh, Donald Quan, Nigel Eaton, Rick Lazar, Caroline Lavelle, Steáfán Hannigan, Tal Bergman, Tim Landers, Haig Yazdjian, Sokratis Sinopoulos y Panos Dimitrakopoulos.


Se ha editado una versión de An Ancient Muse exclusiva para España (contiene tres canciones grabadas en directo en la Alhambra) que salió a la venta el 29 de enero de 2007. Loreena hizo una gira presentando su más reciente disco por todo el mundo, comenzó el día 11 de marzo en Alemania y finalizó el día 19 de mayo en Estados Unidos. Fue acompañada por sus músicos de giras anteriores. Actualmente, prepara una nueva gira en Europa durante el verano de 2008.



Sitio oficial: http://www.quinlanroad.com/


Editado por Ceballut el 31 Ago 2008, 17:52
Fuentes (ver el historial)

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loreena_McKennitt