Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom
Full Songs Filmed Live at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport MA USA
Hermanas Reina Y Cautiva
(Sisters Queen & Captive)
How does one of the social elite come to the conclusion that it is better to give up a kingdom, becoming a willing fugitive alongside a captive servant?
Mancevo Del Dor
An up-tempo, playful song...a stern warning to hipsters everywhere!
La Galana Y La Mar (The Beauty and the Sea)
A La Nana / Levantóse El Conde Niño
(For Grandmother / The Young Count Arose)
A raucously upbeat (and rather gruesome) tale preceded by a prayer for the safe keeping of children.
From Sofia, Bulgaria from the early 1900's comes this tale, reimagined as an intercepted transmission from a ship heading out of range.
Not your normal wedding song...mostly because the bride sails off with sailors at the end
O Mis Hermanos (O My Brothers)
(story & song)
Homage to the Greek communities destroyed and often forgotten in W.W.II.
Theatrical narration is a part of Tales, in which music and story flow together seemlessly. Here you can listen to some of this narration which goes right into the song.
(If you'd like to go straight to the song, just skip ahead to 1:52)