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Secret Journey

  • Aug 9, 2009
Rating:
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Omar Akram: "“I look around me and see people who are bored, restless, stagnant,” explains Akram, “and I know they often take ‘secret journeys’ in their mind as they daydream about other places they could be. The lucky ones get to take an actual trip where they escape from the pressures of their lives. They see new places and have uncommon experiences. I like to think the music on my album can serve as the soundtrack for their journey, whether it is a mental or a physical trip. Everyone needs to get away sometime.”"

It is indeed in music we often can get away as far away as we can, within or without. Even though I'm one of those very few like Omar who are given many opportunities to travel the world, I still find myself in the solace of music. Be it a mental or physical trip, music such as those of Secret Garden & Omar accompany me to all parts of the world. It's been many years since I've discovered the magical journeys of Secret Garden & Omar Akram. I now share with you their legends and legacies. I think you'll love it as much as I've.

The talented Omar Akram

Discover Omar's talent & compositions: Omar Music

Some of my favorites:
Unity, Opal Fire from his first album. (Listen to tracks from Opal Fire).
Dancing with the wind, Never Let Go & Passage into midnight from his 2nd album (Listen to tracks from Free as a bird)
Secret Journey & Passage of the Heart from his 3rd album (Listen to tracks from Secret Journey)

So, there you have it. One of my treasures of life...


 

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Quick Tip by . November 01, 2009
An exotic and delightful composer. I love Omar's music. It's just one of a kind. Always looking forward to his new compositions!
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I'm a traveler at heart & have been nicknamed Travel Queen by friends & colleagues alike. Traveling has been my life passion for the last decade or so. As we enter a new decade, I'm excited … more
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Omar Akram encourages listeners to come with him on an exotic Secret Journey, an appropriate title for his new Real Music album since he grew up traveling around the world as the son of a United Nations diplomat living in such diverse locales as France, Cuba, Afghanistan and the Czech Republic. On Omar’s third contemporary instrumental CD, strong melodies are presented within tapestry-like arrangements carefully interweaving his acoustic grand piano with acoustic guitar, violin, duduk, flute and ethnic percussion performed by a group of world-class musicians.

“I look around me and see people who are bored, restless, stagnant,” explains Akram, “and I know they often take ‘secret journeys’ in their mind as they daydream about other places they could be. The lucky ones get to take an actual trip where they escape from the pressures of their lives. They see new places and have uncommon experiences. I like to think the music on my album can serve as the soundtrack for their journey, whether it is a mental or a physical trip. Everyone needs to get away sometime.”

In addition to the title track, “Secret Journey,” all of the tunes were inspired by what might be seen or felt on a special trip. Some of the compositions capture the heritage of Omar’s Afghani ancestors (“Caravan,” “Nomadic Rhapsody,” “Gypsy Spirit”). On such a journey you might see a distant lake-like “Mirage,” ...
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