Meïkhâneh + Martin Coudroy

Meïkhâneh + Martin Coudroy
Meïkhâneh + Martin Coudroy, by J.F. Castell 2017
Meïkhâneh + Martin Coudroy, by J.F. Castell 2017
Meïkhâneh + Martin Coudroy, by J.F. Castell 2017
Meïkhâneh + Martin Coudroy, by J.F. Castell 2017
Meïkhâneh + Martin Coudroy, by J.F. Castell 2017


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  • country:France
  • region:Bretagne
  • style(s):Fusion, World
  • label:Buda Musique
  • type:Band, Small Ensemble, Quartet
  • gender:male, female
  • instrumentation:instrumental, vocal, a cappella, percussion, string, unplugged, lute, guitar
  • artist submitted by:Routes Nomades

Line up

  • Johanni Curtet (khöömii, throat singing, guitar, dombra)
  • Maria Laurent (voice, tovshuur lute, morin khuur fiddle)
  • Martin Coudroy (diatonic accordion)
  • Milad Pasta (percussions (zarb, udu drum, daf))


Meikhâneh’s compositions are fed by imagination, improvisation and traditional music from Europe, Mongolia and Iran. The luminous and captivating voices carry the power of East European singings, the aerial melodies of the great spaces, as well as the depth of the khöömii, Mongolian overtone singing. One can hear traveling cords recalling the steppes of Asia and Andalusia. The chiseled rhythms of percussion draw on the Persian tradition. Meïkhâneh takes us to the heart of a music without borders that caresses
the soul. Its name borrowed from Persian poetry means the «House of Intoxication». We let ourselves be carried…

Martin Coudroy is one of the guest musician on “La Silencieuse”, the second album of Meïkhâneh.

The collaboration between him and Meïkhâneh started in 2015. From the Swidish traditional music to jazz, folkloric musics to swing, Martin Coudroy explores all the possibilities of the diatonic accordion. Some of his several colaborations are the lovely Jonsson Coudroy duo, Tanghe Coudroy duo, Adébra, Triouche. He also plays solo.

Meïkhâneh and Martin Coudroy have a full concert program created in 2017 where all their influences, including swidish traditional meet and mix in an organic and unexpected way, through Iran, Mongolia and Europe.


“Hard to imagine it won't be one of my handful of favourites of the year.” - Ian Anderson

“a rich musical journey with a soul of its own.” – Tim Cumming

TRANSGLOBAL WORLD MUSIC CHART 12th position in septembre

“Intoxicating imaginary folklore” – Charlie Crooijmans

“An excellent disc that lets you speechless” – Jan Willem

“A high voice often with an angelic appearence […] which is also capable of more baroque intensity, that wanders in a mind-blowing way somewhere between the Steppes of Mongolia […] and the sides of Euphrates.” – Anne Berthod

KAOS Radio – Top 10 World Music Albums

Broadcast of “Uulyn Nulims” and “Pluies” in New Sounds

Broadcast of « Silencia »

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