ZOOBAZAR & CARMEN PARÍS
- Amir John Haddad (electric oud, bouzouki and electric saz)
- Carmen París (Vocals)
- Diego Galaz (electric violin, strohviol, electric mandoline)
- Héctor Tellini (electric bass)
- Pablo Martín Jones (drums and ethnic percussion, darbuka, cajon)
- type:Band, Quintet
- gender:male, female
- instrumentation:instrumental, vocal, percussion, string, guitar
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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.
The band defines their style as Mediterranean World Music Fusion.
The band members have been part of the most prestigious Spanish world music artists such as
Radio Tarifa, La Musgaña, Eliseo Parra, Javier Paxariño, 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, Sweden, etc. scoring each time a larger number of
followers and fans.
Their show is recommended by Theatre Network REDESCENA 2011 and they have 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”.
In April 2014 ZOOBAZAR released their second album “DOS”
which counts with outstanding and international featuring artists. Both Zoobazar albums have been produced by
Carlos Raya and mastered by Richard Dodd (Nashville), distribution by GALILEO.
They have been selected to tour internationally with AECID (Spanish Agency for Cooperation & Development) in 2013 and represented Spain at the 35th EBU Euroradio Folk Festival in Rättvik, Sweden 2014. In 2014 they also reached the 55th position in the list WORLD MUSIC CHARTS EUROPE (top 250 of 824 records) and a great success with their showcase-concert at WOMEX 2014.
Carmen París is one of Spain’s most creative and unique songwriters and singers. She already has had a 30 years career and she’s known for her fusion between Iberian Folk and World Music as well as Jazz. On her first three albums released with Warner Music she shows her musical talent and amazing voice.
In November 2014 she has been awarded with the prize “National Award for Contemporary Music” (Premio Nacional de las Músicas Actuales, Spain) highlighting
her exceptional voice, captivating personality and her ability to regenerate the traditional lyrical music and raise the “jota” to an international level.
ZOOBAZAR & CARMEN PARÍS
In this project two fine artists have blend their knowledge of Iberian and Mediterranean music to experience a new fusion and find a new musical concept by combining the magical voice of Carmen Paris and the mesmerizing sound of Zoobazar. They chose a selection of nice songs of their albums and have rearranged them in order to achieve this fresh fusion and combination of sounds and styles. It is the best opportunity to see two
of Spain’s most important Folk artists performing on stage as if they had belonged together forever.