Moravian Murder Ballads

Prague, Czech Republic – For its new record entitled Krvave balady (Murder Ballads), Maraca members teamed up with the Zimbova project to create a project unprecedented in Moravian world music. Maraca’s previous record was very successful and yielded the nomination for the Czech Music Awards as Best Alternative Record, as well as many other nominations. Two fabulously energetic vocals of Marta Vavrova and Gabriela Vermelho tell stories of unfulfilled loves, rapes, murders kidnaps and betrayals, reaching as far back as the 16th century. The ballads are arranged under a strong influence of Maraca, as a result of which originally folk songs take Latin, jazz or rock moods and reveal hidden harmonies of Moravian and Silesian melodies.

The CD is available here.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.

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