“…a world where the past is ever-present and music knows no borders. FOUR STARS” – The Courier Mail

Three-time Queensland Music Award winners MZAZA deliver Balkan-French inspired sounds to folk lovers internationally. Led by enchanting French-Sephardic vocalist Pauline Maudy, this group of musicians from around the world has been mesmerising audiences with powerful and inspired performances. The impressive musicianship of MZAZA – deftly realised with accordion, violin, percussion, double bass and Flamenco guitar – embraces diversity, the old and the new, the familiar and the foreign, through timeless melodies.

It is the timelessness of the music and stories that fuels an intense live show, an unforgettable musical journey, that has enraptured audiences at MONA FOMA, Queensland Music Festival, Cygnet, National and Woodford Folk Festivals, and visited airwaves and venues internationally. Jaw-dropping technique, unique compositions and captivating shows have earned MZAZA supports for the likes of the Violent Femmes (USA) Yasmin Levy (Israel), Melbourne Ska Orchestra (AUS), Baba Zula and Baro Banda (Turkey), and DJ Click (France).

MZAZA’s third studio album, The Birth & Death of Stars, described by Songlines Magazine as “a supernova of an album” was recorded at Sierra Studios in Athens, Greece. The twelve-track album is accompanied by a critically acclaimed theatre show devised by lead singer Pauline Maudy in collaboration with director Benjamin Knapton (Circa).

A workshop is also being held at Smith’s, 2-3pm Sunday 19 February.


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