Mara! and Martenitsa will join forces for a feast of original music penned especially for this uniquely Australian World/Jazz/Roots ensemble, featuring jazz legends Sandy Evans and Paul Cutlan on woodwinds and Lloyd Swanton on double bass, world music icons Mara Kiek (voice & percussion) and Llew Kiek (plucked strings) along with the magnificent sound of Martenitsa Choir, featuring Bulgarian soloist Silvia Entcheva.
Those familiar with this award-winning ensemble’s magnificent collaborative albums ‘Sezoni’(ARIA final nominee) and ‘Tra Parole e Silenzio’ will line up to preview the creative fruits of these remarkable musicians in this new collection of original works (working title ‘Za vas, ot nas’), due for release on CD early next year.
Bathe in the exquisite sound of the Martenitsa choir crowned with the angel voice of Silvia Entcheva and paired with the vivid imagination, virtuosity and raw energy of the Mara! band… and luxuriate in a sonic spa of rich and evocative new Australian music.
“A fine and seamless dialogue between cultural time frames…a richly variable sound. A deeply structured set which allows for free playing… (with) stark, pastel sequences and exuberant rhythms.” Sezoni Rolling Stone ”