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The Joffrey Ballet says this about Light Rain: "Surrender to the pulsing beat of Arpino's classic 'Light Rain' - fluid, sensual, washed in golden light. An unforgettable end to a dazzling season.
Gerald Arpino's beautiful, theatrical Light Rain has become a Joffrey Ballet signature work. In three movements, a large cast of dancers wash across the stage, pulsing with energy and forming fluid, exotic groupings. The centerpiece is a sensual duet between a man and a woman. The work's original score mesmerizes with Eastern rhythms and unusual combinations of instruments like banjo, violin, mandolin, bass, doumbec (clay drum), finger cymbals, tambourine, claves (South American wood sticks), maraca and bamboo flute."
musicians of Light Rain are considered pioneers of what has come to be
known as World Beat & American Belly-Dancing music.
Their four albums feature Doug Adams violin as it weaves sensuous melodies
over the rhythms of doumbec (an Arabian drum) and finger cymbals played by De
Doug Adams & Light Rain are
considered pioneers of what has come to be known as World Beat music.
Their four albums, DREAM DANCER, DREAM SUITE, VALENTINE TO EDEN and DARK FIRE,
feature Adams violin as it weaves sensuous melodies over the rhythms of
doumbec and finger cymbals. The compositions were originally written to accompany
the dancing of De Ann.
Rains first album, Dream Dancer, was recorded in 1977 and became an underground
hit. Sales of that album soon numbered in the tens of thousands with orders coming
in from across the United States and around the world.
Dancer was discovered by the Joffrey Ballet who set a dance to some of its music.
The Joffreys dance, also named Light Rain, became known as their signature
work with audiences demanding to see (and hear) it year after year in some of
the finest theaters in the world.
Dancer helped set the stage for an avalanche of music labeled New Age
and later World Beat. Light Rain followed up with their albums Dream
Suite (featuring guest artists The Kronos Quartet), and Valentine to Eden.
After a long break from their mid-eastern musical
explorations, in 1993 Light Rain burst back into the world-beat arena with the
powerful and exotic CD; Dark Fire. Many consider the deep and sinewy performances
captured on Dark Fire to be Light Rain at its very best. It certainly has become
Light Rains bestseller.
Mysterious and romantic, Light Rains
music sings to the gypsy in each of our souls. With their unique hybrid of Arabic
and American musical sensibilities, they have indeed made a niche of their own
in this diverse musical world we live in.
New Age, World Beat / Magi
1. The Gypsies
3. The Devil's Daughter
4. Dark Fire
5. De Ann's Dream
6. Gabe's Cat
8. The King's Coast
9. Temple Dance
10. Chase The wind
Sensuous melodies on violin, guitar and woodwinds
weave a magic carpet of sound over exotic Arabic rhythms of finger cymbals and
New Age, World Beat
/ Magi - 1998
2. Paso Al Sol
4. The Gentle Wind
5. Schizo Sherzo
7. La Baranca
8. (When I'm) 6/4
9. Sundown Silhouette
10. Mandolin Dance
of the exotic, Arabic influenced sounds of LIGHT RAIN with guest artist the "KRONOS
Valentine To Eden
New Age, World Beat / Magi - 1997
3. Burning Blue
5. The Eagle
6. Tar Marmalade
of the exotic, Arabic influenced sounds of LIGHT RAIN
New Age, World Beat / Magi - 1993
1. City Of Dreams
2. Spirit Of The Wind
3. Women Of The Well
4. The Sword Dance
9. Beautiful Friend
RAIN's first release; DREAM DANCER has become a classic of World Beat music. Contains
music used by the JOFFREY BALLET.