|Dimensions||22 × 16 × .50 cm|
Over more than two decades, Mara! have developed a unique musical style which fuses folk roots with modern jazz expressionism, adding influences from rock to early music, while journeying through Anglo-Celtic, middle Eastern, Balkan and Mediterranean traditions. Nowadays Mara! perform many original works which are a musical mirror where these flavours find their dazzling reflection. Fronted by the remarkable and magnetic voice of Mara Kiek, Mara! have brought their virtuosic concert performances to audiences in more than 20 countries. Mara! have also undertaken a wide range of performance projects including:- on their 1997 album of original music ‘Sezoni’ (Real World Records) they turned up with the 25 voice Bulgarian/Australian Choir “Martenitsa” for a lush feast of polyglot music, which had critics drooling at the mouth. In 2000 they performed a 10-night season of the aerial spectacular “Homeland” with death-defying acrobats “Legs on the Wall” for the Sydney Olympics – and again at the Berlin LiteraturWERKstat Festival in 2003. In 2001 Mara! collaborated with the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir in Brisbane to perform Mara Kiek’s magnificent “Neizvestnoto” . In 2004 Mara! and Martenitsa premiered and broadcast their new suite of original music in Italian “Tra Parole E Silenzio” at Fox Studios in Sydney… Mara!’s musicians are among the most highly regarded world and jazz players in Australia. Together in Mara! they create one of Australia’s most exciting, innovative and uplifting ensembles.
About the artist: This exceptional world music ensemble infuses traditional repertoire and influences from many countries with modern jazz expressionism. “The Dom Perignon of Australian world music bands” (Sydney Morning Herald 2005). Mara! has toured in 21 countries since 1984 to great critical acclaim. “I don’t know of any other example where both genres (folk and jazz) go together so well. Coupled with the virtuoso musical spectacle that they offer, their fusion is a wonderful experience”. (De Standaard Belgium, 1999).
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