New CD “LIBERTÉ”
Performing artists Fanny Starchild and Vegari Cendar, together with the Mystiques, are proud to share their musical adventures, taking you on a voyage of discovery and peace with spirited originals, inspiring French /English lyrics and soulful gypsy harmonies in a magical combination of Calypso, Reggae, Pop African. They will move your hearts and souls with the rhythms of the earth.
Special thanks to Dean & Dudley Evenson the Soundings family & Elfinlau Paradise for your love guidance, inspiration. And to all our friends & family who have played a part in our continuing evolution. Special thanks to the children for showing us the way. This is dedicated to all who cherish the gift of Freedom in every part of the World.
Produced by Vegari Cendar, John Alevizakis • Executive Producer: Starchild Entertainment
Recorded at Rhythm Lab Studio, White Rock B.C
Instrumental Arrangements : John Alevizakis & Vegari Cendar
Vocal Arrangements: Vegari Cendar
Mixed by John Alevizakis @ Little Buddha Studio, San Rafael, California
Special thanks to Jon Jon for his Mastery with keyboard melodies & guitar licks
Graphic Design Bob Paltrow • Photography/ Thesa Pakarnyk
Mastered by: Paul Stubblebine, San Francisco. All songs composed and written by Vegari Cendar & Fanny Starchild
Co-Writer #6 H’Om / Lise Paquette • All Songs – Socan – Canada/ 2012
You can find LIBERTÉ by Starchild and the Mystiques at these online retail locations:
- LIBERTE by Starchild and the Mystiques on Amazon
- Starchild and the Mystiques – Liberté in English Liberté on iTunes
- FRENCH Version / by Starchild and the Mystiques
- LIBERTE by Starchild and the Mystiques on CD Baby
Fanny Starchild and Vegari Cendar
Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Fanny Starchild is a prolific composer who has an exquisite voice with exceptional range. Starchild is also an internationally-recognized clown, a ‘master of fun’ combining her musical and theatrical talents. Whether playing the guitar, keyboards, talking drum or Jethro Tull-style flute, she fills her enchanted audience with serenity and love.
Singer/songwriter Vegari Cendar, originally from the Caribbean Island of St. Lucia, is a gifted composer and arranger. He adds a magic touch with his warm smooth vocals, bass guitar, and percussion. Vegari has showcased his joyful energy throughout North America and Europe, especially as bass player for Juno Award winning African artist Alpha YaYa Diallo.
Starchild and the Mystiques are an adaptable musical ensemble built around the the original music of multi instrumentalist singer Fanny Starchild and bassist/guitarist/vocalist Vegari Cendar, performing in a variety of styles including Reggae, Calypso, Latin, R’n’B, Rock and Afro-Pop.
Internationally Renowned recording artists Fanny Starchild Vegari Cendar, Ron Stelting & Victor Smith are a warm and charismatic group combining music, movement and heart to bring your PARTY, DANCE or CEREMONY to a peak of joy and celebration! Their repetoire covers a vast range, from spirited & soulful originals, to cover tunes by all the major artists & genres including pop, reggae, calypso, dance beat, rock and R&B.
Ron Stelting plays drum kit and all kinds of exotic percussions and has accompanied Fanny and Vegari at many events and festivals over the years including the 2010 Winter Olympics. A gifted instructor and workshop leader, he is on the Faculty of Simon Fraser University as a dance accompanist and has collaborated with many well-known Modern Jazz and Ballet teachers throughout North America.
Victor Smith is a gifted Celtic music interpreter respected for decades of outstanding work with many Vancouver folk groups. His instrumental arsenal includes accordion, whistles, violin, flutes, guitar, keybord, bohdran drum and bones. He has played with Starchild and the mystiques for many years adding sweet harmonies and cool rhythms to the ensemble.
With a background in the Blues, singer/guitarist Randy has a passion for
“roots” music, particularly the Cajun and Creole cultures of South-West Louisiana. Touring with such artists as Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys has led him to a deepening of knowledge about the music and people of that area. He now brings his unique gifts to the Mystiques and contributes to the positive elements that music can bring out in everyone.