Mara Aranda

Live Act Worldmusic Mediterranean
Mara Aranda - Worldmusic Mediterranean Live Act in Valencia

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Mara Aranda: the undisputed voice of the Mediterranean

Rising to fame after the group L'Ham de Foc's success, she has become one of the most highly acclaimed names on the 21st Century Spanish music scene. Since 1995 she has toured many parts of the world, performing across Europe, in Morocco and in China, a broad repertoire of traditional song, Sephardic music and original compositions.

For two decades she has researched and sung Turkish, Greek and Occitan music; early, mediaeval and Sephardic song. Her legacy to date includes some 20 albums, much-deserved music awards, and praise from the public and the critics alike.

Mara has worked with such well-known groups as Speculum Ensemble, Oni Wytars and Ensemble Unicorn. Of particular note is her recent work with the group Capella de Ministrers, and their joint albums Els Viatges de Tirant lo Blanch, El Ciclo de la Vida, La Cité des Dames, and her latest Judeo-Spanish production, recorded live at the Palau de la Musica in Valencia, and due to be released in the fall of 2014, La Música Encerrada: Sefarad.

Mara Aranda’s work revolves around the Mediterranean tradition; she has brought a language and beliefs to the world. Never was this more true than with the release of the album Deria (Gallileo-mc, 2009): Ufi’s Independent Music Awards Best World Music Album 2009, and voted Best Album on Catalan Radio’s Hidrògen programme. It was also the most noted Spanish World Music production of 2009; in the World Music Charts Europe Top Ten for four straight months; and the only Spanish group to be mentioned in the Charts’ annual line up. On top of all that, the album was voted Ovidi Montllor Awards Best Folk Album 2009 as well as being nominated for the best lyrics and best arrangement categories.

Her second album Lo Testament (Bureo Musiques, 2013) is just as convincing as Deria, winning the award Best Folk Album 2013, again from COM and with Mare Vostrum (picap,2015).

These last 25 years have seen Mara Aranda perform in venues spanning half a world. To mark this important milestone in her career, 2015 was released Mare Vostrum (picap, 2015) winning again the award for the best Folk Album on 2015.

Mara Aranda: the undisputed voice of the Mediterranean

Rising to fame after the group L'Ham de Foc's success, she has become one of the most highly acclaimed names on the 21st Century Spanish music scene. Since 1995 she has toured many parts of the world, performing across Europe, in Morocco and in China, a broad repertoire of traditional song, Sephardic music and original compositions.

For two decades she has researched and sung Turkish, Greek and Occitan music; early, mediaeval and Sephardic song. Her legacy to date includes some 20 albums, much-deserved music awards, and praise from the public and the critics alike.

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Past Gigs Mara Aranda

  • 04 | 2016 Landshut Landshuter Hofmusiktage
  • 04 | 2016 Nürnmberg concert in Villa Leon

Discography Mara Aranda

  • 2015 Mara Aranda - Mare Vostrum- Album | Picap
  • 2013 Sephardic Legacy Album | Galileo-mc
  • 2013 Lo Testament Album | Galileo-mc
  • 2011 Abuab-Al Andaluz/Live in Munich Album | Galileo-mc
  • 2010 Al-Andaluz Project -"Al Maraya" Album | Galileo-mc
  • 2009 Mara Aranda&Solatge - "Dèria" Album | Galileo-mc
  • 2007 Al Andaluz project - "Deus et diabolus" Album | Galileo-mc
  • 2006 Aman Aman - "Música i cants sefardís d´Orient i Occident" Album | Galileo-mc
  • 2005 L'Ham de Foc - "Cor de Porc" Album | Galileo-mc
  • 2002 L'Ham de Foc - "Cançó de dona i home" Album | Sonifolk
  • 1999 L'ham de foc - "U" Album | Sonifolk
  • 1998 Cendraires - "Cendraires" Album | Sonifolk

Media

  • Video MARA ARANDA_SEPHARDIC LEGAC...
  • Video MARA ARANDA_CANTIGA DE SANT...
  • Video MARA ARANDA_AL ANDALUZ PROJ...
  • Video MARA ARANDA/LOS CONCIERTOS ...
  • Sound MARA ARANDA/L'HAM DE FOC_C....
  • Video MARA ARANDA, 'MORENA' (SEPH...
  • Video MARA ARANDA & SOLATGE - Rom...
  • Video MARA ARANDA. PROGRAMA SEFAR...
  • Video MARA ARANDA_MARE VOSTRUM_VE...

Origin

  • Valencia ES

Founded

  • 1990