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November 15: Tra Parole E Silenzio at De Lusso Winery, Mudgee One of Australia's most picturesque wineries hosts dinner and show, presenting Mara! and Martenitsa Choir's evocative suite. Click here for details, booking link and info about our free ticket competition!
Listen to some of the music from Tra Parole E Silenzio:
Track 1: "Prima Della Sera" If "Prima Della Sera" does not start on our embedded media player ? OR To hear more?
Watch video featuring "Partii Ch'era Il Giorno di Natale" studio recording (from Tra Parole E Silenzio CD), featuring archival stills and live footage from Woodford Festival amphitheatre stage on Dec 31 2011.
November 23: Andrew Robson's Child Ballads Project at the Django Bar Andrew, Mara Kiek, Llew Kiek and Steve Elphick present Andrew's great new settings of English and Scottish Folk Ballads. See Events tab for details.
Mara! and Martenitsa latest CD Tra Parole E Silenzio available from our web store now
Tra Parole e Silenzio is a celebration of life's most precious and enduring treasures - love, home, family and friends, so exquisitely expressed in the poignantly tender poems of Eduardo Di Giovanni and stunningly interpreted by Mara! Band composers and performers Paul Cutlan, Andrew Robson, Steve Elphick, Llew Kiek, Mara Kiek and Sandy Evans, in collaboration with Silvia Entcheva, Naomi Vaughan and the magnificent Martenitsa choir. More? CD available from our online store.
"The Sydney Morning Herald once referred to Mara! as "the Dom Perignon of (Australia's) World Music Bands", it was perhaps a touch premature, but this collaboration between the group and their Bulgarian-style choir certainly meets that appellation...an unqualified success with its feeling of fresh adventure, sumptuous singing and depth of musical experience." Folk Roots (UK) Dec 2012
Read Tra Parole CD review in "The Australian" of April 14, 2012
This month's featured video:
Sitno Hodi Nedo: Trad Bulgarian arr by Llew and Mara Kiek
from Gondwana Voices at Angel Place Recital Hall, 2013
Key photographers: Karen Steaines, Regis Lansac, Steve Turner, Jo Van der Meer and Tracey Schramm. Designers Michele Turcsanyi and Ibi Szentirmay. Webdesigner Bradley Major