NEW BORAT FILM FEATURES SONG BY GUELPH’S ADRIAN RASO

Adrian Raso admits he was a little nervous to see how Jason Woliner, the director of the new Borat film, was going to use one of his songs in the movie’s soundtrack, but he has to thank the franchise for inspiring him to write the song in the first place.

Adrian Raso’s song Urn St. Tavern from the 2012 album Devil’s Tale is featured in the new Borat film. Troy Bridgeman for GuelphToday

NEW BORAT FILM FEATURES SONG BY GUELPH’S ADRIAN RASO
Adrian Raso admits he was a little nervous to see how Jason Woliner, the director of the new Borat film, was going to use one of his songs in the movie’s soundtrack, but he has to thank the franchise for inspiring him to write the song in the first place.

“It was through Borat that I discovered the music of Fanfare Ciocarlia,” said Raso. “That was in 2006. Fast forward and I am performing with them on the Borat Subsequent Moviefilm soundtrack.”

Raso agreed to license the use of his song, Urn St. Tavern, months ago but was sworn to secrecy until the film was released.

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“It was a top-secret process and I had no idea how they were going to use the song,” said Raso. “The experience has been incredible.” READ MORE


GUITARIST SHARES ‘SURREAL’ EXPERIENCE OF SONG USED IN NEW BORAT MOVIE
It’s a case of coming “full circle.”

Guelph guitarist Adrian Raso fell in love with Fanfare Ciocarlia’s music in the first Borat movie, which was released in 2006.

Raso later recorded an album with the Balkan ensemble and one of those songs — Urn St. Tavern — has been featured in the latest Borat movie.

“The first time I heard them I thought it was digitally manipulated,” Raso told the Morning Edition, of Fanfare Ciocarlia’s music in the first movie.

“I was like, there’s no way horns can do that. That was insane.” READ MORE

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