Craig Michael Davis & The Craig Michael Davis Ensemble | Letters to a Terrorist

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Letters to a Terrorist

by Craig Michael Davis & The Craig Michael Davis Ensemble

Nadia's story of love, betrayal, and abandonment is finally told through a 10-piece new music ensemble, mixing classical and rock instruments, for this brand new ballet/opera.
Genre: Classical: Opera
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1. Introduction
Craig Michael Davis, The Craig Michael Davis Ensemble, Christa Cole, Emily Rosoff & Jenna Sears
2:32 album only
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2. Death of an Emir
Craig Michael Davis, The Craig Michael Davis Ensemble, Christa Cole, Emily Rosoff & Jenna Sears
5:15 album only
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3. Nadia Meets Ahmed, Pt. A
Craig Michael Davis & The Craig Michael Davis Ensemble
3:06 album only
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4. Nadia Meets Ahmed, Pt. B
Craig Michael Davis, The Craig Michael Davis Ensemble, Christa Cole, Emily Rosoff & Jenna Sears
2:05 album only
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5. Nadia Meets Ahmed, Pt. C
Craig Michael Davis, The Craig Michael Davis Ensemble, Christa Cole, Emily Rosoff & Jenna Sears
3:01 album only
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6. Love Duet
Craig Michael Davis, The Craig Michael Davis Ensemble, Christa Cole, Emily Rosoff & Jenna Sears
5:32 album only
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7. Marriage Turns to Slavery, Pt. A
Craig Michael Davis, The Craig Michael Davis Ensemble, Christa Cole, Emily Rosoff & Jenna Sears
2:14 album only
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8. Marriage Turns to Slavery, Pt. B
Craig Michael Davis, The Craig Michael Davis Ensemble, Christa Cole, Emily Rosoff & Jenna Sears
2:31 album only
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9. Marriage Turns to Slavery, Pt. C
Craig Michael Davis, The Craig Michael Davis Ensemble, Christa Cole, Emily Rosoff & Jenna Sears
3:12 album only
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10. Marriage Turns to Slavery, Pt. D
Craig Michael Davis, The Craig Michael Davis Ensemble, Christa Cole, Emily Rosoff & Jenna Sears
2:46 album only
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11. Marriage Turns to Slavery, Pt. E
Craig Michael Davis, The Craig Michael Davis Ensemble, Christa Cole, Emily Rosoff & Jenna Sears
2:21 album only
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12. Ahmed Gets Promoted
Craig Michael Davis, The Craig Michael Davis Ensemble, Christa Cole, Emily Rosoff & Jenna Sears
2:04 album only
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13. Death Has Friends
Craig Michael Davis, The Craig Michael Davis Ensemble, Christa Cole, Emily Rosoff & Jenna Sears
6:34 album only
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14. And There My Father Saw Me
Craig Michael Davis, The Craig Michael Davis Ensemble & Jenna Sears
4:34 album only
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15. Ahmed Leaves Nadia for the Last Time
Craig Michael Davis & The Craig Michael Davis Ensemble
2:32 album only
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16. Ahmed Dies
Craig Michael Davis, The Craig Michael Davis Ensemble & Christa Cole
2:00 album only
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17. The Body
Craig Michael Davis, The Craig Michael Davis Ensemble & Jenna Sears
4:07 album only
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
“I sensed his death was imminent. For some time before it happened, I’d sit in front of the T.V., at eight o’clock, expecting to see the latest terrorists killed. My husband, Ahmed, died a month ago. His body was recovered but they never found his head.”

Executions, betrayal, and denial mark the opening of this love story between a terrorist and his wife in the Northern region of Algeria. Nadia, the protagonist, finds herself caught between her family and the man she loves, while she wrestles with the teachings of Islam and her husband, Ahmed’s, expectations. All the while, Ahmed is rising through the ranks of the Groupe Islamique Armé, or G.I.A., to become head Emir of the organization. Their one goal is to, “purge the land of the ungodly,” with the slogan, “no agreement, no truce, no dialogue.” To accomplish this, the G.I.A. utilizes violent measures against civilians, not limited to kidnapping, assassination, and bombings.

A life written in letters, Nadia writes her experiences as she realizes that Ahmed has become a leading figure in “the fight against the tagout (non-muslim).” She admits boughs of extreme love and infatuation, grapples with betrayal, loyalty, mistrust, deceit and infidelity, and ultimately reaches a place of apathy, only to find the entire town turning on her, her newborn baby and a form of terrorism and bloodlust that she never wanted any part of. Though very real, Nadia’s story has been silenced for socio-political reasons. However, through our collaborative efforts and imaginative storytelling, Nadia’s story, which is that of many women like her, can be heard, on the world stage through the expressive power of music, song, and dance.

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