Marcus Viana

Maktub: Musica Original de el Clon

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Marcus Viana delivers a captivating record featuring ethnic and classical music based on the successful Brazilian soap opera El Clon (The Clone), a love story written by Gloria Pérez and produced in Moroccan landscapes surrounded by Muslim traditions with main roles played by Debora Falabella, Thiago Fragoso, and Sergio Marone. The Globo TV series became a huge success in the Latin communities throughout the U.S. after the Hispanic network Telemundo started broadcasting its Spanish version. Syrian musicians and the Brazilian ensemble Sagrado Coração da Terra, aka Sagrado, joined violinist and composer Marcus Viana's Transfonica Orkestra in this Arabian-flavored album released in 2001 as Maktub, including the single hits "A Miragen" and "Sob o Sol."

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