Monday, March 28, 2005

Bulgarian Frank Sinatra Sings Praises Of Made-Up Language

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – French may be the language of love but a man known as the “Frank Sinatra of Bulgaria” says he loves singing in a language he invented.

The singer is known as “Krassimir,” and he sings in English, Spanish, Russian and Latin on his new CD, Popera, which combines pop and opera.

Krassimir says all of the languages leave their mark on his music but when he really wants to express himself, he sings a “made-up language because it has exactly the vowels to pronounce the feelings in my soul.”

He’s been performing in Los Angeles since 1999 and admits there have been times when he thought about chucking his dream and moving back to Bulgaria to be a big fish in a small pond.

However, one person who convinced him to stay was Bulgarian president Georgi Parvanov, who told Krassimir, “I’d be so proud if you made people aware of Bulgaria.”

Turning the world on to Bulgaria isn’t Krassimir’s only dream. He hopes to work with Eminem on a song that would combine the rapper’s street sensibility with his own four octave range.

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