Release year: 2011 Release country: USA Language: Assyrian
CD 1 & DVD 1: Assyrian Classical Music & Opera: Presents music of legendary Assyrian composers such as Paulus Khofri and William Daniel. This year they added new young talent to their event such as George Somi, Sam Madoo, Edwin Elieh and Fred Elieh. The highlight of the event is the cantata (Opera) Ninos and Shamiram, composed by Michel Bosc from France and sang by American opera singers Brian Thorsett, tenor and Liisa Davils, soprano in Assyrian language. Set to Yosip Bet Yosip’s poem, recreates a portrait of tender love between the Assyrian nobleman Ninos and the beautiful shepherdess Shamiram.
1.Assyryt Suite No. 2 2.Elegy 3.On Assyrian Mountains 4.The Assyrian Legacy 5.Opera: Ninos and Shamiram 6.Nineveh
* DVD Bonus: Trailer of Lawrence Mansour movie: “20 Miles To Nineveh”
CD 2 & DVD 2: Assyrian Folkloric Musical: The Assyrian superstar singer Walter Aziz lights up the Mesopotamian Night stage with ten of his songs. All songs newly orchestrated by Edwin Elieh for the 50-piece Mesopotamia Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Kendall Bailey, and four backing vocals. All spiked with a hearty dose of ballet and dance, in sparkling Assyrian costumes, by the Presidio Dance Theatre, choreographed and danced by Sherene Melania.
1.Plasha d’Khoorara [War of Freedom] 2.Leleh d’Sitwa Mitrana [Rainy Winter Night] 3.Dashta d’Nineveh Deyan Eala [Nineveh Plains is Ours] 4.Shara [Festival] 5.Malikta d’Khayee [Queen of my Life] 6.Libba Shmeeta [Broken Heart] 7.Maptikhanta d’Pala [Fortune Teller] 8.Manshee [Forget it] 9.Akitu [Assyrian New Year] 10.Atour Bet Khayah [ Assyria shall live] * DVD Bonus clips: 1) Interviews with Singers and Musicians. 2) DVD Trailer. 3) Mesopotamian Literature Award to Rabi Daniel Benjamin. 4) Visual Assyrian Arts in Lobby