I'm one of the fans who discovered Christopher Tin through his "Baba Yetu", the Swahili-language hymn which opened the game "Civilization IV" and went on to dazzle in the "Video Games Live" concerts. I followed the progress of this album through his blog posts, and the preview clips he posted on his website. But that led to high expectations: could he possibly meet them?He didn't just meet them -- he beat them, and left them in the dust!"Baba Yetu" is back, with more epic orchestration, and a thrilling cho..
I first encountered "Baba Yetu" in the intro computer game Civ4. I liked "Baba Yetu" it so much that sometimes I would just let my computer sit while the song looped. Fortunately for my productivity, I no longer have to start Civ4 to get my fix: Calling All Dawns has Baba Yetu on it. That alone would be enough to get me to buy the disk, but the other songs are also really good: a sampler from around the world.This is a particularly good album if you want to be inspired. After listening to this album, you..
While Baba Yetu was written in 2005 for the video game, Civilization IV, I didn't hear it until May of this year when I was watching a video of the dancing waters at the recently-opened Burj Dubai. I found the song to be incredibly moving and with just a little Googling, found Christopher Tin's web site. I was delighted to learn he had an album in production and spent the entire summer eagerly anticipating its release. As Jame DeLaHunt has stated, and with which I entirely agree; Chris didn't just meet my ..