New cd of the trio Stelios Petrakis, Efren Lopez and Bijan Chemirani

“Melodiko Karavi” and “Mohlos Studio” are proud to announce the release of the new cd of the trio Stelios Petrakis, Efren Lopez and Bijan Chemirani, “Mavra Froudia” (Black eyebrows). The cd contains seven original compositions and one traditional piece from the island of  Karpathos. The cd will be available at the online shop and as a downloadable version at
This first version is the Greek one. Spanish ( and  French version will follow soon.

The Trio

This trio is a musical meeting between three young musicians who compose and perform their music, which is being influenced from various local musical genres of the Mediterranean area, where they all come from.
Stelios Petrakis: Young composer and virtuoso lyra and lute player from the island of Crete – Greece, who is always interested in the musical dialog between musicians coming from different musical genres,
Efrén López: Multiinstrumentalist (hurdy gurdy, rabab, oud , fretless guitar, kopuz, rabab) and composer, coming from Valencia – Spain who has travelled and studied for years various musical idioms of the Mediterranean area and Middle East and Afgnistan, founderand director of the Valencian group L’ham de foc,
Bijan Chemirani: Zarb, Daff, Bendir player, who is being taught the secrets of his art from the Master of the Iranian Zarb Djamshid Chemirani – his father. Living in Marseille – France, he has a huge experience sharing his art for years with many musicians from different styles.
This trio project is based on the musical and personal relationship of the three musicians who have many common things to share, and it’s the first time that they all meet and play. By using musical instruments that belong to various traditional music genres, the influence from all these local idioms is obvious: Music of Crete – Greece, Early music, Music of  Iran, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Spain, France.

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Feb 2011