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The Mara! band's International journeys 2015 - Italy, UK and Hong Kong
Mara! had a busy 2015, with 2 major international tours - one with our sister group Martenitsa Choir to Italy to present Tra Parole e Silenzio. See our news pages for more details.
World Music Ensemble at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Llew Kiek's new course is open for enrolments now. See Events below for full details
Tra Parole E Silenzio Mara! and Martenitsa's latest CD available from our web store
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 about Tra Parole e Silenzio. CD available from our online store.
from Froots (UK) Dec 2012
"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."
Read Tra Parole CD review in "The Australian" of April 14, 2012
Listen to some of the music from Tra Parole E Silenzio:
Track 1: "Prima Della Sera"
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.
This month's featured video:
Fair Kop (Llew Kiek)
A blast from the past: Mara! at Lorient Interceltique Festival 1994 with Steve Elphick, Sandy Evans and Tony Gorman
Key photographers: Karen Steaines, Regis Lansac, Steve Turner, Jo Van der Meer and Tracey Schramm. Designers Michele Turcsanyi and Ibi Szentirmay. Webdesigner Bradley Major