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Michael Stearns ~ Baraka Original Soundtrack (1992)

The title Baraka is a word that means blessing in a multitude of languages. The score by Michael Stearns and featuring music by Dead Can Dance, L. Subramaniam, Ciro Hurtado, Inkuyo, Brother and David Hykes, is noticeably different from the minimalist one provided by Philip Glass for Koyaanisqatsi. The film was produced by Mark Magidson, who also produced and directed the film Toward the Within, a live concert performance by Dead Can Dance.

Baraka Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Michael Stearns/Various Artists
with L. Subramaniam, David Hykes, and Dead Can Dance
(Milan 1992) CD

Michael Stearns was born in 1948, is a United States musician and composer of ambient music. He is also known as a film composer, sound designer and soundtrack producer for large format films, theatrical films, documentaries, commercials, and themed attractions.

Directed by Ron Fricke

The film is often compared to Koyaanisqatsi, the first of the Qatsi films by Godfrey Reggio of which Fricke was cinematographer. Baraka's subject matter has some similarities—including footage of various landscapes, churches, ruins, religious ceremonies, and cities thrumming with life, filmed using time-lapse photography in order to capture the great pulse of humanity as it flocks and swarms in daily activity. The film also features a number of long tracking shots through various settings, including one through former German concentration camps at Auschwitz and Tuol Sleng (in Cambodia) turned into museums honoring their victims: over photos of the people involved, past skulls stacked in a room, to a spread of bones. In addition to making comparisons between natural and technological phenomena, such as in Koyaanisqatsi, Baraka searches for a universal cultural perspective: for instance, following a shot of an elaborate tattoo on a bathing Japanese yakuza mobster with one of Native Australian tribal paint.

Michael's global film score to Ron Fricke's non-verbal 70mm masterpiece "Baraka". Baraka is an ancient Sufi word with forms in many languages. It is simply translated as a blessing, or the breath or essence of life from which the evolutionary process unfolds. Baraka, the epic non-verbal film, tells the story of the Earth's evolution, man's diversity and interconnection, and his impact on the planet. The film was shot in 70mm in 24 countries, in diverse locales such as Brazil, Nepal, Cambodia, Kuwait, India, Tanzania, and Iran. Note that the main theme for Baraka is found in a different form on Michael's "Sacred Site" CD.

Audio CD
Original Release Date: August 24, 1993
Genre: Ambient, New Age, Soundtrack, World
Label: Milan Records

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Album tracklist:
01- Mantra/Organics  |4:45
Michael Stearns

Wipala  |5:07

03- The Host of Seraphim  |6:20

Dead Can Dance

Village Dance  |2:58
Michael Stearns

05- Wandering Saint  |6:43

Michael Stearns

06- African Journey  |3:37

Anugama & Sebastiano

07- Rainbow Voice  |3:00

Harmonic Choir

08- Monk With Bell  |2:37

Michael Stearns

09- Broken Vows/A Prayer of Kala Rupa/An Daorach Bheag  |4:42

The Brother Project, Monks of the Dip Tse Chok Ling Monastery

10- Finale  |4:36

Michael Stearns

11- End Credits  |3:27

Michael Stearns

+ bonus

12- Vocal Lisa Gerrard (The Host of Seraphim)  |2:27

Dead Can Dance

13- Village Dance, African Journey (mixed)  |7:24

Michael Stearns/Anugama & Sebastiano

Total Length: 57:51
| File Size: 109 mb. | Pass: baraka |
| DDD | Audio CD | CBR 320 Kbps/48.1 kHz/Stereo |

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Music by Michael Stearns (track 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11)
Dead Can Dance (track 3, 12)
Anugama & Sebastiano (track 6)
Harmonic Choir (track 7)
The Brother Project, Monks of the Dip Tse Chok Ling Monastery (track 9)

The movie was filmed at 152 locations in 24 countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Nepal, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. It contains no dialogue. Instead of a story or plot, the film uses themes to present new perspectives and evoke emotion purely through cinema. The film was the first in over twenty years to be photographed in the 70mm Todd-AO format.

BARAKA (1992) Full HD


Africa, Egypt
    * Cairo
    * City of the Dead
    * Giza pyramid complex
    * Karnak Temple, Luxor
    * Luxor
    * Ramesseum

    * Lake Magadi
    * Mara Kichwan Tembo Manyatta
    * Mara Rianta Manyatta
    * Masaai Mara

    * Lake Natron

Americas, USA, Arizona
    * American Express, Phoenix
    * Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Chinle
    * Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson
    * Kitt Peak National Observatory
    * Peabody Coal Mine, Black Mesa
    * Phoenix

    * Big Sur
    * Los Angeles
    * Oakland

    * Mesa Verde National Park

    * Haleakala National Park, Maui
    * Kona
    * Maui
    * Puʻu ʻŌʻō, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
New York
    * Empire State Building, Manhattan, New York City
    * Grand Central Terminal, Manhattan, New York City
    * Greenhaven Correctional Facility, Greenhaven
    * Helmsley Building, Manhattan, New York City
    * McGraw-Hill Building, Manhattan, New York City
    * New York City
    * Stormville
    * World Trade Center, Manhattan, New York City

    * Shiprock, New Mexico
    * Arches National Park, Moab, Utah
    * Canyonlands National Park, Moab, Utah
    * White House, Washington, D.C.
    * Southlake, Texas

South America, Argentina
    * Iguazu Falls, Misiones

    * Carajás Animal Reserve, Pará
    * Iguassu Falls, Paraná
    * Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro
    * Caiapó Village, Pará
    * Porto Velho, Rondônia
    * Represa Samuel, Rondônia
    * Rio Preto, Minas Gerais
    * Rio de Janeiro
    * Favela da Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro
    * São Paulo City, São Paulo

    * Barrio Mapasingue, Guayaquil
    * Caldad Blanca Cementerio (Misspelling for Cementerio Ciudad Blanca (White City Cemetery))
    * Galapagos Islands
    * Guayaquil

Asia, Cambodia
    * Angkor Thom
    * Angkor Wat
    * Angkor
    * Bayon
    * Phnom Penh
    * Preah Khan
    * Siem Reap
    * Ta Proum
    * Tonle Omm Gate
    * Tuol Sleng Museum
    * Sonsam Kosal Killing Fields

    * Beijing
    * Great Hall of the People
    * Guilin
    * Kowloon Walled City, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    * Li River
    * Qin Shi Huang
    * Tiananmen Square, Beijing
    * Xi'an

    * Calcutta, West Bengal
    * Chennai, Tamil Nadu
    * Ganges River
    * Ghats
    * Kailashnath Temple
    * National Museum of India, New Delhi
    * Vandharajan Temple, Varanasi
    * Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

    * Borobudur, Java
    * Candi Nandi, Prambanan Temple, Java
    * Candi Perwara, Prambanan Temple, Java
    * Gudang Garam Cigarette Factory, Kediri, Java
    * Kasunanan Palace, Surakarta, Java
    * Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta, Java
    * Kediri, Tabanan, Bali
    * Mancan Padi, Bali
    * Mt. Bromo Valley
    * Tampak Siring, Bali
    * Tegallalang, Bali
    * Temple Gunung Kawi, Bali
    * Uluwatu, Bali

    * Imam Mosque
    * Imam Reza shrine, Mashhad
    * Isfahan
    * Persepolis
    * Shah Chiragh
    * Shiraz

    * Green Plaza Capsule Hotel
    * Hokke-Ji Temple
    * JVE Yokosuka Factory
    * Kyoto
    * Meiji Shrine
    * Nagano Springs
    * Nara
    * Nittaku
    * Ryōan-ji Temple, Kyoto
    * Sangho-ji Temple
    * Shinjuku Station, Tokyo
    * The Hachikō Exit, Shibuya Station, Tokyo
    * Tokyo
    * Tomoe Shizung & Hakutobo
    * Yamanouchi-Machi
    * Zoujou-Ji Temple

    * Ahmadi
    * Burgan Field
    * Jahra Road, Mitla Ridge

    * Bhaktapur
    * Boudhanath Stupa
    * Durbar Square, Kathmandu
    * Hanuman Ghat
    * Himalayas
    * Kathmandu
    * Mount Everest
    * Mount Thamserku
    * Pasupati
    * Swayambhu

    * Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem
    * Western Wall, Jerusalem

    * Ayutthaya Province
    * Bang Pa-ln
    * Bangkok
    * NMB Factory
    * Patpong
    * Soi Cowboy
    * Wat Arun
    * Wat Suthat

    * Hagia Sophia, Istanbul (European part)
    * Galata Mevlevi Temple, Istanbul (European part)

Saudi Arabia
    * Mecca

Oceania , Australia
    * Bathurst Island, Northern Territory
    * Cocinda, Northern Territory
    * Jim Jim Falls, Northern Territory
    * Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory
    * Kunwarde Hwarde Valley, Northern Territory
    * Oświęcim, Poland (Auschwitz)
    * Bytom, Poland
    * Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres, Eure-et-Loir,
    * Notre-Dame de Reims, Reims, Marne, France
    * St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City



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