MP3 Irina Astra - Invisible Magic
A captivating collection of original songs and soul-searching poetry set to a unique mix of musical styles from Russian folk to traditional American country, from Andean and Argentine motifs to Latin jazz and New Age, performed in English and Russian.
17 MP3 Songs
WORLD: World Fusion, SPOKEN WORD: With Music
About "Invisible Magic"
"Invisible Magic" is accompanied by Washington Area musicians: Phil Mathieu, Ira Gitlin, David Roe, Gypsy Strings, as well as by Dante Montoya of Wayanay Inka (San Antonio, TX) and The Brew from Austin, TX.
"Faster, faster and faster! This word seems to epitomize our everyday lives. We''re in a hurry to work, in a hurry to achieve...we''re just in a hurry to live. In the everyday rush we often pass by what once would have caught our eye and made us stop and reminisce, write, compose, create! Create silence, capture that moment of peace from the wisdom of nature, with the invisible, dancing magic of life!
This album was written at those special moments with the sights of the setting sun, falling rain, scents and memories of childhood freedom, promises of a one and only love...It''s about gazing into the depths of your soul and being true to who you are.
I am happy to share this album with you at the times when you belong to yourself and to those whom you love. And when the notion of "faster!" is more distant from you than the last rays of the sun setting on the horizon..."
From Irina''s biography by Vladimir Thomas (read more at https://www.tradebit.com)
"Multitalented. Multicultural. Multifaceted. Irina is a unique potpourri of the various influences she has been exposed to: the nostalgic, brooding Russian soul, the passionate and elegant shades of Tango, the playful and heartfelt style of traditional Country and the exuberant, emotionally charged rhythm of Salsa. All of these seem to be fused in her personality, and reflected in her poetry.
She definitely crosses over borders and achieves an exceptional versatility that should appeal to diverse tastes and temperaments...
...Irina writes poems and songs that are introspective and philosophical, which try to reach down inside and express the depths of the soul... I am also moved by her passionate storytelling as she recites her poetry, which makes me appreciate more the subtle nuances of our emotions and those bright spots in everyday life that might otherwise go unnoticed.
But that''s just me. I believe that there is something for everyone to uncover in Irina''s poetry and songs, and invite you take the journey. Listen, dance, contemplate....and discover for yourself!"
A few words from Irina''s guest book:
(Read more at https://www.tradebit.com)
"...I just wanted to let you know, I listened to your CD yesterday, and I was just blown away!! You''ve hit on such a unique, beautiful, sound, and that''s soooo hard to do these days, with everything sounding the same. All your diverse music interests just came together into one package that makes total sense and is just beautiful to hear... " -- Washington, DC
"...One side of you is like female Jobim..." -- Washington, DC
"...You truly are stunning to watch. Your words, already evocative, take another dimension when you perform them, weaving them with song and movement..." -- Washington, DC
"...reminds me the songs of Leonard Cohen..." -- Puerto Rico
"...Thanks for speaking your poetic consciousness with your poetic voice. It reminds me that we never ever really know another person just by being around them or "doing lunch"... Events and gatherings, and dates are fine, but it is only those quiet 3 AM moments when a solitary soul communes with itself or nature, or when joined souls speak to each other - that the core of existence is really felt. Your poems speak to such moments..." -- Washington, DC
"...I rest and take comfort in the words you have written. At a time when I needed them, your words were there. I held them, embraced and found solace...from what? From life, from worries, and thoughts..." -- San Francisco, California