Alberto Iglesias

The Constant Gardner [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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Shot in Kenya, City of God director Fernando Meirelles' The Constant Gardener is a taut political thriller that follows the murder of an activist in South Africa. Longtime Pedro Almodovar collaborator Alberto Iglesias provides a soft, spacious, and ultimately devastating score that utilizes native instrumentation like the marimba, thumb harp, and ronroco. Iglesias uses this folk instrumentation as a base for orchestrations that are as beautiful as they are anxious, resulting in a soundtrack with a distinct sense of place that's contemporary enough to engross listeners from any cultural standpoint. Highlights include "Roadblock," "Procession," and two outstanding pieces from Kenyan-born worldbeat artist Ayub Ogada.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
The Constant Gardner, film score
1 2:15 Amazon
2 2:40 Amazon
3 3:23 Amazon
4 4:12 Amazon
5 1:00 Amazon
6
feat: Ayub Ogada
3:14
The Constant Gardner, film score
7 2:37 Amazon
8 1:07 Amazon
9 2:34 Amazon
10 2:22 Amazon
11 3:10 Amazon
12 1:36 Amazon
13
feat: Ayub Ogada
5:34
The Constant Gardner, film score
14 3:17
15 5:21 Amazon
16 2:00 Amazon
17 1:15 Amazon
18 3:36 Amazon
19 3:00 Amazon
20 3:00 Amazon
21 1:58 Amazon
22 3:46 Amazon
23 3:24 Amazon
24 2:30
25 3:30
26 1:40 Amazon
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