Shawna Lenore & Darrell Kastin | Mar Português/Portuguese Sea

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Dulce Pontes Katia Guerreiro Mariza

More Artists From
United States - United States

Other Genres You Will Love
World: Fado Folk: Modern Folk Moods: Type: Acoustic
There are no items in your wishlist.

Mar Português/Portuguese Sea

by Shawna Lenore & Darrell Kastin

Darrell Kastin has taken two of Portugal's best poets and set their poems to music. Shawna Lenore sings like she was born to sing these songs, with soul and passion.
Genre: World: Fado
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
cd in stock order now
Buy 2 or more of this title and get 10% off
Share to Google +1

Tracks

Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.

To listen to tracks you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Sorry, there has been a problem playing the clip.

  song title
share
time
download
1. Mar Português/Portuguese Sea
Share this song!
X
2:26 $0.99
2. Voz Que Se Cala/Voice That Remains Quiet
Share this song!
X
2:22 $0.99
3. Sonho Vago/Vague Dream
Share this song!
X
1:39 $0.99
4. Dom Sebastião/Dom Sebastian (feat. Pedro Barroso)
Share this song!
X
2:20 $0.99
5. O Maior Bem/The Greatest Possession
Share this song!
X
2:09 $0.99
6. Caravelas/Caravels
Share this song!
X
2:50 $0.99
7. O Meu Impossível/My Impossibility
Share this song!
X
2:38 $0.99
8. À Morte/To Death
Share this song!
X
2:20 album only
9. O Desejado/The Desired One
Share this song!
X
3:31 $0.99
10. Conto de Fadas/Fairy Tale
Share this song!
X
2:46 $0.99
11. Ode (Excerto)/Ode (Excerpt)
Share this song!
X
3:11 $0.99
12. O Nosso Livro/Our Book (feat. Pedro Barroso)
Share this song!
X
2:38 $0.99
13. Amar!/To Love!
Share this song!
X
3:01 $0.99
14. Se Tu Viesses Ver-Me/If You Came to See Me
Share this song!
X
3:23 $0.99
preview all songs

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Reviews


to write a review

Joe Ross

Engrossing music with emotional radiance
Pianist and guitarist Darrell Kastin’s vision was to musically transcribe the beautiful poetry of Portugal's Fernando Pessoa and Florbela Espanca. Kastin’s mother was born in the Azores, and he has spent considerable time in the country soaking up the culture. Married to a Portuguese woman, Kastin was clearly inspired by his love and passion for Portuguese music, poetry and culture. The country is well known for its rich, deep fado music (literal definition meaning “fate”). As with fado, Kastin’s melodies and arrangements provide great emphasis on stringed instrumental accompaniment. While the project was conceived in Oregon, Kastin travelled to Lisbon to record with top Portuguese musicians including Pedro Barroso (vocals on two tracks, adufe, percussion), Miguel Carreira (accordion), Luís Sá- Pessoa (cello), Luis Petisca (Portuguese guitar), and the Vox Nobis Choir. Barroso also served as producer.

The project’s emotional radiance and success is largely carried by the hypnotic voice of Kastin’s daughter, Shawna Lenore Kastin. She demonstrates considerable emotional depth, range and control as she sings the ballads and songs with haunting beauty. Like fado music, she uses warm, conversational vocalizing to present graceful stories of life, destiny, dreams, love and desire. One example of the strong emotional impact of this poetry and music is found with “O Maior Bem” that makes mention of deceit, suffering, pain, sorrow, weariness, disdain, and torment. There is a long Portuguese tradition of poetry and literature, both academic and traditional. Also, balladry has been part of Portuguese tradition since long before the early 19th century. Thus, Darrell Kastin is able to keep one foot grounded in tradition while providing engrossing contemporary music that captures the soulful concerns, stories and declarations of undying love found in the poetry. Besides his love of this kind of music, he also says the album took alchemy and a little madness. Alchemy was needed to bring many elements successfully together, and he attributed the madness to his desire to musically journey uncharted waters. (Joe Ross, Roseburg, Or.)