David Giro and Steve Wood | Mystery of the Nile (Spanish import)

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Mystery of the Nile (Spanish import)

by David Giro and Steve Wood

The score for MYSTERY OF THE NILE was inspired by the indigenous music of the people that live along the Nile. With its rich history the area includes a unique combination of African and Middle Eastern styles.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The African Heart of the Blue Nile
2:11 $0.99
2. Lake Tana
1:12 $0.99
3. Welcome to the Highlands
1:28 $0.99
4. Lalibela, the Sacred Town and the Nile
2:27 $0.99
5. Emshi, the Adventure Begins
3:03 $0.99
6. Tississat Falls
1:56 $0.99
7. Fear and Courage
1:12 $0.99
8. Let it Go
3:12 $0.99
9. The Capsize
1:33 $0.99
10. The Song of the Canyon
1:30 $0.99
11. Mysteries of Sudan
2:26 $0.99
12. Meroe
3:30 $0.99
13. Lake Nasser
1:04 $0.99
14. The Dream of Ramses the Great
2:46 $0.99
15. Vanishing Past in Upper Egypt
2:09 $0.99
16. Golden River
1:48 $0.99
17. Cairo
1:49 $0.99
18. Reaching the Sea
2:54 $0.99
19. The Soul of the Journey
1:56 $0.99
20. End credits
1:04 $0.99
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Album Notes
The score for MYSTERY OF THE NILE was inspired by the indigenous music of the people that live along the Nile. With its rich history the area includes a unique combination of African and Middle Eastern styles.
David Giro and Steve Wood included a wide variety of musicians to help bring the many sounds of the region, including singers and instrumentalists, to the IMAX® viewer.

As the journey progresses you will hear music of Ethiopia performed by such noted musicians as Guadeneh Gezachew, Kirubel Kebede along with members of his contemporary Ethiopian group Lasta Sound. Next as the expedition crosses into Sudan you will be treated to the beautiful voice of Sudanese singing star Rasha. Finally as the crew passes through Egypt you will hear noted Middle Eastern musician Ali Jihad Racy along with Souhail Kaspar on percussion and the singing of Ahmed El-Asmer and Woroud Antabil.

David Giro
David Giró (Spain, 1974) began his music studies at the age of 6. After finishing his image and sound studies in 1992, he starts working as a sound technician at the Classic & New studios collaborating in projects such as the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. He soon starts composing jingles and in 2001 he becomes the music studio manager for Classic & New Madrid. In 2001 he joins DUY Studios. And in mid 2001 he decides to become a freelance musician. Since then, he has been composing music for documentaries, commercials, radio and television. With MYSTERY OF THE NILE he signs his first LF film soundtrack, a creative mix of African and Arabic sounds that blends modern and tribal instruments for a highly creative and dynamic result. Giro also teaches music classes in different universities in Barcelona, Spain.

Steve Wood
Steve Wood has been scoring films with Greg MacGillivray since Greg's surfing cult classic Five Summer Stories in 1975. Since then, he has worked on 16 IMAX® films. Steve worked with Sting on both The Living Sea and Dolphins, with George Harrison on Everest, the Moody Blues on Journey Into Amazing Caves, Lindsay Buckingham on Adventures in Wild California and Crosby Stills and Nash on Coral Reef Adventure. He has won numerous awards for his work.

Wood was Kenny Loggins' musical director for 9 years and has written many songs with Loggins including "If You Believe." He composed the instrumental interludes for Loggins' "Return to Pooh Corner." He has played with artists such as The Pointer Sisters, Michael McDonald, David Crosby, and Graham Nash. Woods' music has also appeared in other films such as Why Me? starring Christopher Lloyd, Boiling Point starring Wesley Snipes and Dennis Hopper, and Greedy starring Kirk Douglas. He also worked with Stevie Wonder on a Clio-award winning television spot for Hansen's Soda.

Scoring giant screen films has allowed Wood to develop his interest in and knowledge of diverse ethnic music including Indonesian, Caribbean, Chinese, Tibetan, South American, African, Middle Eastern and Irish styles. He has also recorded folk music in Fijian locations. For the last several years Steve has been producing music extensively for Sony Classical including 2 CDs of music with Mario Frangoulis and a Cd with opera legends Salvatore Licitra and Marcelo Alverez.

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Aiaddin A. Elfaki
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Daniel May
Kirubel Assefa
Jessie Alvarado
Juraj Durovic



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muriel frazier

just returned from egypt, both the cd and movie are fabulous. can't wait for the movie to be available for purchase.


the search is over and the wait definetely worth it
Fabulous CD, a must have! First saw the movie early this year at Singapore Science Centre and fell in love with the movie and the soundtracks. Search the net for the soundtracks the same day and ever since, but always turn up disappointed. Not anymore, thanks to CD baby.


okay in a motion picture way
So many favorable ratings for this CD but it really is motion picture music. Dramatic but short lived and missing something.... oh yah the movie. I bought it with high expectations since I am a middle eastern music fool, but was disappointed. If you like this CD, try some really wonderful middle eastern music like, Axiom of Choice, Stella Mara, or the Ancient Muse.


Overwhelms me
The music is awesome. It transports me to another ancient time and just makes my heart swell when I listen to it. Corny, I know, but so true.

Ryan Lee

An unpolished gem that makes me long for more
After I watched the IMAX film, I knew that I had to get myself the music. It was not easy finding the link to CD Baby for the purchase of this CD. One has to visit the film's website, and click on production... music... etc but I am glad that I did.

The voices are uplifting and I can almost imagine myself flowing down the Nile, and dancing amongst the African natives. I find myself just two steps away from packing up and flying off to Egypt even though I just returned a month ago. Tracks 12 (Meroe) and 18 (Reaching the Sea) are particularly mesmerizing and captivating. I cannot quite express the feeling I get when I listen to the music, except to say that it gives me another reason, and precious little energy, to celebrate life and living.

The only disappointment is in the individual track durations. While I understand that the music was created to cater to the film, I cannot help but wish that some of the tracks were more fully developed. I have numerous CDs of African music, but this one will beat them all hands down if only it were more developed. Let's make this clear: If David and Steve were to produce another version of this CD with longer tracks, and also keep the same group of amazing vocalists, I would be standing in line overnight to get myself a copy.

Lars Damberg

Exiting, Emotional and Powerfull.
I´ve only heard the CD partitially, but i saw the movie... Very good.

Karen in Charlotte

Great CD! Very powerful, moving music.
After seeing the Mystery of the Nile movie, I could hardly wait to track down the CD. The music really made the movie the emotional experience that it was - and gave me a feel of someplace new and different and exicting. I am taken back there every time I listen to the CD and appreciate how different this music is from what I hear day in and day out... not the same old, and for that, I'm appreciative! Great work!

Stephanie A.

This music brings out pure passion and a sense of identity of who you are and th
When I listen to the music, I feel that I am brought into a different time in life where there is pure beauty and that life is worth living. The music touches my soul making me want to be a better person that appreciates nature and the natural talent of music that comes from within.


This is a great CD!
Spiritual,entertaining and a must for any music lover.

Gerald Lim

Can't tell you how much I loved it!
When I got it that night, I just kept on listening to it again and again! The sounds, rhythms and tunes are so moving and exotic - the only little complaint i have is that I wished the tracks were a little longer! But other than that, listening to it feels like I'm taken far away to a exotic land! Its a must have!
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