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Kim Maerkl (b. 1961) The Snake Charmer / Calvin E. Burke, narrator; Kim Maerkl, clarinet; Christian Gruber, guitar; Tobias Ott, tabla

Album Summary

>Maerkl, Kim : The Snake Charmer, musical story for narrator, clarinet, guitar & tabla
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It is the year 1607 in Agra, India. Shiba, the snake charmer, lives in a grass-roofed hut with his mother and his cobra Bonji. One day, as Empress Mumtaz Mahal is strolling through the marketplace of Agra she is captivated by Shiba´s performance and invites him to play at the palace. His success arouses the jealousy of another artist endangering Shiba´s life. The Snake Charmer explores a very special moment in India´s history through words and music. Kim Maerkl´s original score for clarinet, guitar and tabla reflects the passion of the snake charmer and the vibrancy of India. The trio's energetic playing combines with Calvin E. Burke´s dynamic storytelling to enchant listeners of all ages.


Fascinating Tale
You can see the snake rising from his basket in a story that takes you to ancient India. The music will immerse you in the story and stimulate your imagination. The hypnotic clarinet playing by Kim Maerkl as well as the performance from the other virtuoso musicians is second to none. Calvin Burke's narration is mesmerizing. Young and old will be enchanted by this CD.
Submitted on 12/30/16 by jwpi 
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>Maerkl, Kim : The Snake Charmer, musical story for narrator, clarinet, guitar & tabla
  • Performers: Christian Gruber (Guitar); Kim Maerkl (Clarinet); Tobias Ott (Tabla)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary