Today in Music: 6/5/19

TODAY IN MUSIC: On June 5, 1989, Peter Gabriel released his 8th studio album Passion. Originally composed as the soundtrack album for the film “The Last Temptation of Christ”, Gabriel continued to work and develop the music after the film hit theaters, finally releasing it as a full-fledged album instead of a movie soundtrack. Gabriel utilized resources and musicians through WOMAD, the organization he founded in 1980 “to celebrate the world’s many forms of music, art and dance”. The album introduced many listeners to such artists as Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Youssou N’Dour, L. Shankar and Baaba Maal. Passion is considered a landmark in the popularization of world music and won a Grammy Award for Best New Age album in 1990. The album’s cover art is by artist Julian Grater. #passion #petergabriel #passionpetergabriel #thelasttemptationofchrist #soundtracks #moviesoundtracks #womad #worldofmusicartsdance #music #art #dance #religiousmusic #nusratfatehalikhan #youssoundour #lshankar #baabamaal #worldmusic #grammyaward #bestworldmusicalbum #albumcoverart #juliangrater #tonyatlarge #eclectimaniacradioshow #todayinmusic #musichistory
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