TRIO MARA's musical journey started five years ago in 2011. We were aware of the variety and diversity of the musical scene that was mostly interwoven yet somehow confined women into the primitivity of deep-rooted traditions and enforced illiberal social perceptions, often locking them behind closed doors.
Our quest to discover the secret behind female voices paved the way for our embodiment. Our women had sung such fascinating 'KILAMS' which opened many new avenues for us, their successors. In continuing the journey they started, we discoverd new avenues that in a way connected us to the then hushed-up 'DENGBÊJ' women who inspired us from behind closed DOORS ('DERÎ').
This journey on which we have embarked has been made even more exciting by the encouragement and support from many friends along the way. It took us three months to prepare the album DERÎ / BEHIND THE DOORS: and only three days to record it. Heartened by our audience, we recorded all the songs live, however risky that may have turned out to be.