SHOWCASE at Atlantic Connections Stage, WOMEX 2014
Friday 24th October, 00:00h
ZOOBAZAR is one of the finest World Music bands from Spain. Their music is highly creative, innovative and fresh and embraces a global vision. They are known for their great musicality, originality, maturity and ability of blending various Mediterranean traditional music styles like Iberian, Balkan, Greek, Turkish, Oriental, Middle Eastern, North African and even Indian folklore with western elements such as funk, rock or jazz.
ZOOBAZAR defines their style as Mediterranean World Music Fusion.
The band members have been part of the most prestigious Spanish world music artists such asRADIO TARIFA, LA MUSGAÑA, ELISEO PARRA, JAVIER PAXRIÑO, MASTRETTA, etc.
ZOOBAZAR are AMIR JOHN HADDAD (Arabic oud, turkish saz, greek bouzouki), DIEGO GALAZ (violin, strohviol, saw, mandolin), HÉCTOR TELLINI (bass) and PABLO MARTIN JONES (percussions, drums). Since their first debut with “UNO” the band has toured nonstop on national and international territory performing at different festivals in Costa Rica, Serbia, Malta, Italy, Portugal, Azores Islands, Russia, Mexico, etc. scoring each time a larger number of followers and fans.
ZOOBAZAR has been highly acclaimed by the national and international press: “Zoobazar has a great musicianship and delivers an exquisite blend of fusion”
(JOSÉ MIGUEL LÓPEZ, Discopolis RNE3)
“Zoobazar is an example of world music at its finest. An impressive debut.”
(ÁNGEL ROMERO, World Music Central USA).
Their show is recommended by Theatre Network REDESCENA 2011.
ZOOBAZAR has been nominated at the IMAs Independent Music Awards USA in 2012 in the category for Best World Beat Album with “UNO” and in Best Song World Traditional with their Balkan song “Fun Faria”.
Zoobazar hasn't stopped touring nationally and internationally with the support of Spanish institutions like GPS (Spanish Minister of Culture), AIE, DIVERSONS "La Caixa" and AECID (Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation) a program to tour around the world in 2013, being selected among many bands in Spain.
Zoobazar have been also playing at prestigious Festivals as Etnosur, Festival Folk de Getxo, Festival Sete Sois Sete Luas (Portugal and Azores Islands), Festival Folk de la Luna de Mayo de Caceres, Etnofest (Serbia), Festival Internacional de las Artes (Costa Rica), GhanaFest (Malta), ....
ZOOBAZAR has released their second album “DOS” on the 22nd of April 2014 which counts with outstanding and international featuring artists:
CARMEN PARÍS (Spain), JORGE PARDO (Spain), KROKE (Poland), HAMSIKA IYER (India), RIMON HADDAD (Palestine), SHANKAR MAHADEVAN (India) yKAUSHAL S. INAMDAR (India).
Both Zoobazar albums have been produced by CARLOS RAYA and mastered by RICHARD DODD (Nashville).
With their second album "DOS", ZOOBAZAR was selected by RNE to represent Spain at the 35º EBU Euroradio Folk Festival in Rättvik, Sweden, in June 2014.