Monday, December 21, 2009

Jason Castro Sings Feliz Navidad

In anticipation of the March 31, 2010 release of his debut album on Atlantic Records, Jason Castro continues his tour of small venues throughout the U.S. Recently he added some seasonal favorites to his repertoire, including Feliz Navidad, originally made popular by José Feliciano.

Jason is of Colombian heritage and his father René was a singer before him. Jason's performance style and public persona are defined by a soft, natural sweetness that seems especially heartfelt and authentic when he sings in Spanish, the native language of his parents. During his season of American Idol, Jason performed an underrated bilingual version of Sting's Fragile. I really enjoy the organic way he integrates his family's culture and faith into the music and hope he continues.

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