PARA CANTARLE AL RIO/TO SING A RIVER
This georgous concept album seamlessly combines original & traditional Latin American music with soundscapes and features lush, original cinamatic compositions by Correo Aereo for the film,'Shipibo Konibo',hot tradition inspired original songs, as well as traditional songs from Chile, Argentina and Venezuela inspiringly arranged!
'Para Cantarle Al Rio' was concieved as a live multimedia stage show commissioned by the Seattle International Childrens Festival 2005 as an all ages show. Here is the description of the show...
Internationaly acclaimed Latin American Music Duo CORREO AEREO brings the stage to vivid life with, "TO SING A RIVER/PARA CANTARLE AL RIO",commissioned by the Seattle International Childrens Festival 2005. Correo Aéreo braids together the streams of live original cinematic, and traditional and original music of Latin America, performed with stunning film imagery and poetic word by an ensemble of world class musicians led by the multi instrumental and vocal magic of Correo Aereo.
"TO SING A RIVER" is an all ages show that will take children and adult audiences alike on a lush and sumptuous journey that begins it's flow on the endangered Amazon river in Peru and travels deep into the heart of nature to share in the joyful lives of the children of the Shipibo Konibo river people.
Between film/live music sequences, "TO SING A RIVER" seamlessly blends color, sound, poetry, and musical traditions of other Latin American peoples as we discover all that a river can be: Rivers like the veins that run through us all. Let yourself be immersed in these waters of life. The Shaman's song that floats out of the dark night calls us to recieve the gifts!
"TO SING A RIVER" features scenes from the documentary film "SHIPIBO KONIBO" by Dutch film maker Willem Malten. "TO SING A RIVER/PARA CANTARLE AL RIO" presents all music lyrics sung in Spanish. Poetic word given in English/Spanish.
Correo Aereo (Air Mail), is a world music duo performing traditional and original music of Latin America, primarily Venezuela, Mexico and Argentina.
Highly skilled musicians Abel Rocha and Madeleine Sosin combine silken vocal harmonies locked
in carnal embrace, with an unusual array of instruments in rich tasting styles of traditional rhythm and song.
Hailed for their musical virtuosity, exciting percussive complexity and original interpretations of folkloric music as well as original compositions, Correo Aereo takes audiences on an unforgettable journey into the soul and sonic riches of Latin America. Their performances propel
audiences into a magical world of indigenous rhythms, passionate adventure, the lush sensuality of
nature, dream, and the poetry of life and death.
Correo Aereo, favorites of the SXSW Music Festival and Conference in Austin TX, are the winners of 'The Austin Music Awards 2000-2001' for Best Traditional Latin Group.
Correo Aereo tours nationally and internationally and have collaborated in Holland's prestigious "Moondive", an international media project produced by VPRO Television-Radio, Amsterdam,led by Joey Burns and John Convertino of 'Calexico'.
Correo Aereo's music is featured in Universal Pictures Movie and soundtrack, "The Life of David Gale", directed by Alan Parker and starring Kevin Spacey, Kate Winslet, and Laura Linney.
They Composed the soundtrack for the film "Shipibo Konibo" by Dutch filmmaker Willem Malten.
Correo Aereo was comissioned by The Seattle International Children's Festival 2005, to create a new work
for all ages, "Para Cantarle al Rio/ To Sing A River", a musical multimedia ensemble production,
which had it's world premier run in May 2005 at the Seattle Opera House.
They are featured in the film and soundtrack 'Before The Music Dies', a documentary film by Andrew Shapter and Joel Rasmussen of FaronWest Productions, soon to be released, along with Erykah Badu, Elvis Costello, Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews, Los Lobos, Bonnie Raitt,
Branford Marsalis, Calexico, and narrated by Forest Whittaker. To learn more about Correo Aereo go to www.correoaereo.com