Song of the Angels
Christopher Barran's World Inspired album entitled Song of the Angels is an intoxicating fusion of ethnically diverse arrangements showcasing Christopher's poignant, inspired songwriting and stellar vocal abilities accompanied by the talents of some of the greatest world musicians playing today. Latin guitar, African percussion, Native flute and chanting, Greek bazuki, Turkish saaz, piano, organ, cello, acoustic six and twelve string guitar, electric guitar, orchestration and a choir are just some of the elements that make 'Song of the Angles' so unique and timeless. A must have for every music lover's collection who values the artistic integrity of live, real musicians, great songwriting and passionate, powerful performances. Christopher's time spent performing internationally shows richly in his music, not only from the Folk, Latin, African and Native soundscapes, but in his poetic storytelling that reminds us of our global humanity; our oneness. Christopher has traveled to the far reaches of the world to bring his brand of Inspirational music to the people. From the palaces and orphanages in India, the magnificent Himalayan mountains of Nepal, Masai Mara national park in Kenya, the ancient Inca stronghold of Machu Picchu high in the Andean mountains of Peru, the Australian outback to the most impoverished shanties of the Philippines and Costa Rica, Christopher has witnessed first hand the profoundly healing effect of inspirational music to lift us from our immediate landscape, reminding us of the true spiritual nature of our being and of our oneness with all. Christopher writes and performs what he describes as World Inspired music, drawing inspiration from his experiences around the globe to create passionate, uplifting, positive inspirational songs that move one to the very core of their being. He's been compared to Cat Stevens with Yanni-esque world music arrangements and has been told that the great clarity and strength in his voice is reminiscent of Jon Anderson of YES and Steve Perry of Journey. His dream is to tour and record in every country in the world during his lifetime, continuing to share his gift of Inspirational music. Thank you for journeying with Christopher into the most intimate pages of his diary through his songs; the voices of courage, peace, integrity and love. Namaste. 'I am very pleased with our production of 'Song of the Angels' and the positive impact Christopher is having on our global community through his Inspirational music. He is a gifted singer/writer and it was an honor to work with him.' - Michael Vail Blum, producer/engineer (Michael Jackson, Madonna, Pink Floyd, Kenny Loggins, Peter Cetera) "Long after it finished playing, I found remnants of the tunes floating in my head, calming me. His life's experiences are being poured from his soul into his art. These songs will tear at your heart but they will also mend those rips leaving you feeling more complete than you were before you started." - Karen Magill, American Chronicle BIOGRAPHY Christopher co-produced his ethnically diverse, World Inspired album with Michael Vail Blum (multi platinum awarded producer/engineer for Michael Jackson, Madonna, Kenny Loggins, Peter Cetera, Pink Floyd). Nominated most outstanding vocalist, Christopher graduated with honors from Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA. In addition to his original compositions, he has performed Italian and English Opera, Classical, Folk and African American Spirituals as well as most genres of contemporary music. Christopher has appeared on numerous international television and radio programs and has received extensive newspaper coverage. One of the highlights of his career was performing at the Canadian Embassy in Manila, Philippines. He shares his music weekly at convalescent and children's hospitals, orphanages and prisons as co-director of the Agape Road Show Ministry under the direction of Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith from the acclaimed movie The Secret. Truly an inspirational music artist, Christopher continues to tour internationally and is currently recording 'Prince and the Gypsy', the follow up to his critically acclaimed release entitled Song of the Angels.