Collectif Medz Bazar :
Collectif Medz Bazar, an ensemble born in Paris in 2012, comprises musicians with Armenian, Turkish, French and American backgrounds. Drawing on their respective traditions as well as those of neighbouring cultures, the members of the collective create together, writing original arrangements for folk songs as well as their own compositions, which tackle social questions and challenge political and cultural boundaries.
On stage, they offer a fruitful balance between tempered instruments and music of modal traditions, Middle Eastern percussion and voices with influences going from Asia Minor to Iran, from Caucasian rabiz to Thracian rhythms, from Latin American music to operette, crossing through hip-hop, swing and bluegrass. Singing love and justice by way of their multi-dimensional music and bursting energy on stage, the voices of Medz Bazar resound to appease, mesmerise or ignite the audience, in an invitation to traverse as many sounds and rhythms as questionings on the other and on oneself.
O – The Album
This album is dedicated to love in all its forms: to those who love each other, to those who part, who discover themselves through others, who yearn for their freedom, to those who are hurt, to those who hide their tears. To disillusionment, to the will to grow, to the beauty of lying to oneself just a little bit and being able to admit it. To our ability to look at each other in the eyes, and to be a little less afraid.
Music composed and arranged by Collectif Medz Bazar. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Thomas Vingtrinier at Studio Sequenza (Montreuil).