Just in time for the heartwarming holiday season, music enthusiasts can welcome the highly anticipated release of the Loving the Silent Tears: The Musical album to recreate The Magic of the new musical exploring humanity's universal search for inner peace.
Vocalists representing 16 of the world's glorious cultures include:
- Grammy winners: Jon Secada (Just Another Day), Jody Watley (Real Love), Jamaican reggae group Black Uhuru (Anthem)
- Broadway stars: Patti Cohenour (Phantom of the Opera), Liz Callaway (Miss Saigon), Kiril Kulish (Billy Elliot the Musical), Debbie Gravitte (Jerome Robbins' Broadway)
- International stars: Kay Tse (Hong Kong), Brian Joo (Korea), Siavash Shams (Iran), H? Qu?nh H??ng (Vietnam)
Loving the Silent Tears: The Musical was a unique celebration combining a talented team who collectively hold over two dozen Academy, Grammy, Tony and Emmy Awards. Oscar-winning composer Al Kasha (The Poseidon Adventure) was inspired to create and write music for the musical after reading the poetry Anthology Silent Tears written by Supreme Master Ching Hai during her own spiritual quest.
The composers included Jorge Calandrelli (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon), Doug Katsaros (Footloose), Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls), Don Pippin (La Cage aux Folles), Nan Schwartz (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) and David Shire (Saturday Night Fever).
Directed by Tony nominee Vincent Paterson (Michael Jackson's and Madonna's world tours) and choreographed by Emmy-winner Bonnie Story (High School Musical 1, 2, 3), Loving the Silent Tears transformed Supreme Master Ching Hai's profound and engaging poems into a musical sensation that takes listeners across six continents, with glorious Africa represented by platinum artist Jody Watley. The one-time only benefit show was held on October 27, 2012 at the 6,300-seat Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. Check out highlights of the show below!
The legendary Jon Secada also set Supreme Master Ching Hai's poem "All Love, All Forgive," to music in a salsa piece inspired by his native Cuba. He said, "I love the fact that it's a simple message but with a lot of depth: love, forgiveness, understanding, and caring. Those messages we need today more than ever."
The CD includes a special bonus of Supreme Master Ching Hai singing "Talking to a Stone Buddha," which was composed by the poet herself.
Distributed by Ocean of Love Entertainment, this original cast album comes in a 2-disc CD set and includes a full color booklet with the English lyrics, along with artist and composer biographies and color photos.
The album is also available in MP3 format for download, with PDF e-booklet included. Both are available for purchase along with other souvenir items at www.SilentTearsMusical.com/store