EPCOT’S Harmonious Will Celebrate the Magic of Disney Music

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When Harmonious debuts on October 1 at EPCOT as part of The World’s Most Magical Celebration, it will be a celebration of Disney music. The show will focus on how Disney music serves as the world’s soundtrack across cultures, continents and generations as a source of joy, hope and possibility.

Harmonious will include 15 favorite Disney songs that have been reimagined by a culturally diverse ensemble of 240 artists from around the globe, including musicians, composers, arrangers, vocalists and more. In total, the music was performed and recorded through more than 110 sessions in nine different countries.

Harmonious will take Guests on a journey through new interpretations of classic Disney songs as they’ve never been heard before. The songs have been inspired and influenced by cultures and people from around the world. The music will play alongside choreographed moving fountains and lights, lasers, fireworks and pyrotechnics at the World Showcase Lagoon.

The show will feature:

  • Harmonious opens with an inspiring medley of “How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana” and “Go the Distance” from “Hercules” performed by “American Idol” finalist and three-time GRAMMY nominee Danny Gokey, along with vocalists Elisha Garrett and Ninet Tayeb.
  • The Ndlovu Youth Choir from Johannesburg contributes a medley of favorites from “The Lion King,” performed in both English and Zulu.
  • “Dig a Little Deeper” from “The Princess and the Frog” features vocalist Bryson Camper and legendary gospel artists Karen Clark Sheard and Kierra Sheard.
  • French pop singer Damien Sargue performs “Out There” from “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”
  • Songs from Disney and Pixar’s “Coco” get a rousing pan-Latin sendup from award-winning Puerto Rican artist Luis Fonsi, responsible for several global hits including “Despacito,” and award-winning Mexican singer/songwriter Joy.
  • Disney and Pixar’s “Brave” receives a Celtic kick from GRAMMY- and Emmy-nominated violinist Máiréad Nesbitt and platinum-selling electronic artist, violinist and multi-talented entertainer Lindsey Stirling.
  • Musical selections from “Mulan,” “The Jungle Book” and “Aladdin” are highlighted by the vocal talents of Wang Liuqi, Hollie Hammel, Aditya Rao, Gaayatri Kaundinya, Jorgie Shkara and Sanaa Marahati.
  • “Harmonious” ends with the show’s hopeful message of the magic that happens when people join together. As it draws to a close, the inspiring ballad “Someday” (from “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”) combines with the new EPCOT theme from composer Pinar Toprak to unite the people of the world in hope and promise found throughout the park every day.

The show will last 20 minutes and will include 13 different languages.

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One thought on “EPCOT’S Harmonious Will Celebrate the Magic of Disney Music

  • September 24, 2021 at 9:07 pm
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    I’m glad that Disney provided songs to that culturally diverse ensemble of 240 artists to interpret. It was a real shame those cultures didn’t have songs of their own to share.
    Harmonious truly is a celebration that all cultures share the most important thing – music copyrighted by Disney.

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