Calling All Dawns

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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Heralded by Time Magazine as a "rousing, anthemic theme song," Calling All Dawns' "Baba Yetu" made history as the first piece of music written for a video game ever to be nominated for—or win—a Grammy. Calling All Dawns is a powerful journey of twelve songs in twelve different languages—including Swahili, Mandarin, Hebrew, Irish, and Farsi—all dealing with the themes of life, death and rebirth and carrying a message of unity. Lyrics are drawn from a variety of sources, both sacred and secular: Japanese haiku, Maori proverbs, the Torah, the Bhagavad Gita, and many more, with each song flowing seamlessly into the next. Songs of sorrow, mystery, and hardship reflect the complexity of mortality, while songs of joy, triumph and exultation bring us roaring back to life, beginning the cycle anew.

Visit the Calling All Dawns website:

http://www.lincolncenter.org/show/dciny-presents-music-of-c-tin