Prem Joshua composes exclusive CD for Voavah
We’re not going to lie: when the extraordinary Prem Joshua agreed to visit us to compose an exclusive CD of tracks for Voavah Private Island, we were struggling to contain our excitement.
Prem’s music has long been a feature on our restaurant playlists, so to have him visit personally to capture the essence of the Maldives’ first truly bespoke, exclusive-use island was nothing short of an honour.
The end result is everything we hoped it would be and more: an ingenious 12-track interpretation of the sights, sensations and spirit of the Maldives that will leave you tingling from your ears to your toes.
Created with fellow musician and co-composer, Dondieu Divin, the album also features a number of Prem’s talented friends: Raul Sengupta’s darbouka on ‘Voavah Metro Station’ and shaker and tabla on ‘Banyan Birds’; Sandhya Sanjana’s vocals on ‘A Spoonful of Infinity’ and ‘Under the Mangrove Tree’; Sanou Olszewski’s vocal’s on ‘Bharata Blues’ and ‘Vasundhara’; and Francky Moulet’s electric guitar on ‘James Baba’.
In Prem’s own words: “The incredible beauty and purity of nature is overwhelming. But the secret of this place is the people – their warmth, liveliness, smiles, laughter, dignity, honesty, kindness and contentment. With this album I want to return exactly these impressions and secrets in the form of contemporary music — the ever-changing colours of the endless sea, from a gentle breeze to a sudden storm, the warm rain on our skin, the night sky, the jungle birds in the trees, and again and again the friendly smiles of the people.”
‘Breath of Voavah’ will feature in all the villas at Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah as well as the rooms and suites across Four Seasons Resorts Maldives. We can’t wait to hear what you think of it.
To treat your ears to Prem’s bespoke beats, contact the Resort at Reservations.Mal@fourseasons.com or call +960 66 00 888.
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