The World of Youssou N’Dour, Medwyn Goodall’s Natural World and Craig Huxley’s Chasing Rain Now Available With Exciting Bonus Features

"If any third world performer has a real shot at the sort of universal popularity last enjoyed by Bob Marley, it's Youssou, a singer with a voice so extraordinary that the history of Africa seems locked inside it." - Rolling Stone

Burbank, CA – SlingShot Entertainment is pleased to release the ultimate in relaxation with DVDs from three great artists including Youssou N’Dour, Africa’s most influential and prominent performer, Medwyn Goodall, one of the world's leading producers of instrumental music and Craig Huxley, Emmy® Award-winning musician, performer and composer. The energizing rhythms and soaring vocals of Youssou N’Dour is featured in The World of Youssou N’Dour, the tranquil and atmospheric music of Medwyn Goodall can be heard on Medwyn Goodall’s Natural World and the harmonious world of tranquility, peace and enchantment can be seen and heard on Chasing Rain. All three titles are available for the first time on DVD and presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS Surround Sound, all priced to sell at $19.99 SRP each.

The World of Youssou N’Dour highlights the man, the music and the culture that made him a musical legend in Africa. Two-time Grammy® nominee Youssou N’Dour fuses jazz, soul and rock to bring together his unique West African sound to music lovers everywhere. Through collaborations with artists like Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, Neneh Cherry and Branford Marsalis, Youssou N’Dour has achieved world recognition for his soulful music. The father of mbalax, N’Dour sings in English, French, Fulani and Serer as well as his native Wolof. An ambassador for UNICEF, N’Dour wrote Beauty of the World at Play, the official anthem of FIFA, soccer’s world governing organization.
The DVD includes such bonus features as:

  •Youssou and his Roots
  Inside Senegal – includes live footage of African tribal ceremonies.
  Inside Youssou – Youssou shares his passion for music and Senegal
  •Traditional Music Instruments
  •CD-Rom (French version)
  •Featuring such songs as: Set, Kocc Barma, Medina, Sabar, Tabaski, Sama Doom and Immigres

Natural World features stunning images that capture the natural beauty of Earth combined with Goodall’s personal collection of tranquil and atmospheric music. A legend in the world of instrumental and New Age music, Medwyn Goodall has sold over 2,000,000 albums worldwide. His music magically blends many acoustic instruments creating varied sounds that are highly melodic, deeply expressive and very inspiring. He plays over a dozen instruments and has evolved unique styles of instrumental music producing enchanting and tranquil atmospheric music. The DVD includes such bonus features as:

  •16 tracks of ambient images
  •Medwyn Goodall Biography
  •Featurette titled In Medwyn’s Own Words
  •Medwyn Goodall Photo Gallery

•Featuring such songs as: Eyes of Heaven, Albatross, Undersea Oasis, Dolhim Companion, Return to Atlantis,
Shrine of the Elders, Spirit Dancer, The Gold Talisman, Earth Passing and Millennium (Part 4).

From oceanic vistas to the interior of a teardrop, Chasing Rain is exquisitely scored to visually stunning images. Craig Huxley has worked closely with legendary greats such as Quincy Jones, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand and many more. His first Jazz album reached #5 on Billboard’s jazz chart and his talents have been featured on numerous projects including, ET, Thriller, Star Trek 2010: Space Odyssey and Rocky. Bonus features on this combination DVD video and DVD-audio include:

  •Dolby Master 96k
  •Multiple Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Mixes
  •High Resolution 96kHz 5.1 Surround
  •Nature’s Soundscape (5.1 Environmental Ambience)
  •Optional poetic text/Haiku
  •Artist Biography, Discography and Photo Gallery
•DVD 10 – Side one DVD video
  – Side two DVD audio
  •Featuring such songs as: Between Leaves, Chasing Rain, Waves of Grain, Age of Innocence, Time Out, Justine Gabrielle,
Sailing, Fish Flying Over Water, Jazmin, Two to Tango, Passepied and Huggin’ the Curves.

SlingShot Entertainment is the world’s largest distributor of large format films on DVD and video. Located in Burbank, CA, SlingShot is affiliated with The Enterprise Group, a multi-media conglomerate that provides a variety of world class services for audio, video, DVD, interactive and live productions. Enterprise Studio was named #2 Mixing Studio of 2001 by Billboard Magazine. SlingShot’s complete DVD collection ranges from an eclectic mix of movies originally presented in IMAX® theaters to cult and classics films and a host of animated features for all ages.

Sue Procko or Maral Kaloustian
Sue Procko Public Relations

The World of Youssou N’Dour
Street Date: Available Now
Catalog #: SEDVD 9162
UPC #: 0 1707 89162 2
SRP: $19.99
Run Time: 80 minutes

Street Date: Available Now
Catalog #: SEDVD 9253
UPC #: 0 1707 89253 2 6
SRP: $19.99
Run Time: 113 minutes

Craig Huxley’s “CHASING RAIN”
Street Date: Available Now
Catalog #: SEDVD 9829
UPC #: 0 1707 89829 2 3
SRP: $19.99
Run Time: 60 minute

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