Mara! and Martenitsa at WOMADelaide March 2013 Mara! and Martenitsa performed Saturday March 9 and Sunday March 10; also in Sydney on March 1 - see news for more details
Hear Mara! and Martenitsa on your Qantas Flight: Feb - Apr 2013 Tune in to channel 16 for Annette Shun Wah's "Global Beat" program. You'll hear an interview with Mara, and 4 tracks from Tra Parole E Silenzio
Mara! and Martenitsa new CD Tra Parole E Silenzio out now!
Listen: "Prima Della Sera" If "Prima Della Sera" does not start on our embedded media player … OR To hear more…
“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
Mara! and Martenitsa: "Partii Ch'era Il Giorno di Natale"
Latest video featuring audio from Tra Parole CD! Try listening with a good set of headphones! The video features some stills and some live footage from Woodford Festival amphitheatre stage on Dec 31 2011.
This month's featured video:"Sorella"
Mara sings her beautiful composition "Sorella". This except, with tranquil video images by Regis Lansac is from the 2005 CD "Sorella" and was a preview of the track which is also rerecorded for 2012's Tra Parole CD
Key photographers: Karen Steaines, Regis Lansac, Steve Turner, Jo Van der Meer and Tracey Schramm. Designers Michele Turcsanyi and Ibi Szentirmay. Webdesigner Bradley Major