Liliana Zavala Trio
Presenting my compositions in a show where all three members have an important place providing a new and original expression to the music scene.
Showing those rhythmic, folkloric and urban influences that I, Marian and Lisa have collected the our paths, sharing experiences and giving room to new moments of improvisation and also aiming to share my personal and musical experiences with the audience; taking them on a musical journey and narrative that starts from my childhood in my neighbourhood Cabildo in Argentina, passing by the sounds of Cuba and other Latina American countries to finally arrive to the transparent and meditative Swedish winter.
Photo: Sascha Kajic
The Forbidden Orchestra
Five musicians, five expressions, four nationalities, and one goal - Musical freedom of speech. For everyone! Five powerful, strong and high-quality female performers in an alliance with the aim to create new music and inspire people to express themselves freely. To unite people through music, and to find the global common universal rhythm.
Forbidden orchestra is the place where musical traditions meet and inspire each other. Based on a controversial female expression, we give a performance led with music, fun and powerful stories across all borders.
Photo: Helen Poneli
Nadin Al Khalidi - Mandole, Bassist and Singer
Emilia Amper - Keyed Fiddle (Nycelharpist) and Singer
Sousou Cissoko - Kora, Piano, Guitar and Singer
Liliana Zavala - Percussionist and Singer
Simona Abdallah - Percussionist
D & L Percussion
Kraftfull slagverksduo med Diva & Liliana.
De har bl.a spelat tillsammans med artister som Thomas Gylling & Stephen Simmonds.
Instrument: Slagverk & Dj
Photo: Malin Sydne
Tamboreras is a musical project for women, directed by Viviana Pozzebón and Liliana Zavala, two proffesional percussionists living in two different parts of the planet, one in Stockholm, Sweden and the other one in Córdoba, Argentina.
The main objective of Tamboreras is to improve our situation as musicians, artists, women and people by allowing ourselves to be different, defending our authenticity, dedication and joy as we play percussion.
Workshops, talks & show
Photo: Fernando Velez
Golbang belongs to the small elite group of high-class bands that elevate the world music genre. When the distinct sounds of the various cultures shine through, as they do in Golbang’s music, it’s nothing less than magic. An important part of Golbang’s music is improvised, which very much contributes to their unique sound.
Another equally important part is the variety of rhythms that can, and should, evolve into completely new forms, as the charasteristics depend on who is the interpreter at every given moment. Golbang is in many ways a reflexion of the eight virtuoso participants of the group, and every song can be performed in at least eight different ways.
Over the years, the group’s musicians came together — often at The Royal College of Music in Stockholm where many of them studied–and experimented with combining Scandinavian and Middle Eastern folk melodies, as well as African rhythms. There, the unique sound of Golbang, now one of Scandinavia’s most popular world music bands, was created. The band has performed at most major music venues in Scandinavia and abroad, and produced four CDs including the most recent, “Setareh”, or Star in Persian.
Abjee is Persian slang for sister and that’s just what they are "The Abjeez", the sisters Melody & Safoura Safavi.
Although they started writing songs in the late 90s they didn't form their band until 2005.
The intention of their work has always been to be an inspiring alternative force in the Persian pop music/culture.
When the sisters started their band for more than 10 years ago, Iran had been "closed" to western culture for almost 30 years and the Persian pop music had become somehow stagnant. Melody & Safoura who were raised in Sweden
and had got the chance to nourish their creativity in freedom wanted to make a change in this matter and they did!
After a few successful years of touring in Europe, Canada & U.S.A. the sisters decided to re-shape the band in order to be able to explore new artistic ventures. Safoura perused her studies in Performance art and Sound-design at Stockholm University of the Arts and the Abjeez are now back again with their newly released third album "Paa Sho" (Stand Up) that was partly recorded in Costa Rica and Stockholm 2016. Currently the sisters based in Stockholm and New York are recording new music videos and preparing for their upcoming U.S.A. Tour that will take place in November & December 2017.
Seven years ago and thru an internet list on of professional woman musicians in Sweden, appeared an ad from a singer called Karin who was looking for a percussionist. I answered the ad and a few days later we were having lunch together, chatting about children and music. I remember asking her what kind of music she was doing and she answered humbly ”give me your address and i’ll send you the material”.
That Friday, a large package with cd’s and dvd’s arrived to my house and i prepared the couch for an afternoon looking thru videos. The first one was ”Pass this On” (The Knife) and the rest was just surrendering to this creative monster called Fever Ray with whom i had the pleasure to tour for the whole year of 2009 and parts of 2010.
After that tour i had a warm, generous and inspiring friend in my life that i meet about every 6 month to have a coffee. A year ago, after one of these coffees we talked again about our children, separations and how life goes around and in the end of the conversation she said ”what are you doing 2018?” And she smiled with that wicked smile that only she has (and we were still in the beginning of 2017!!)
Photo: Alexa Vachon @alexavachon on instagram
And that’s how i again came to be a part of her dreams and fantasies together with four other talented artists on stage and present Fever Ray’s new album ”Plunge” during 2018 on a tour that covers Europe, United States, Canada and sometimes the stratosphere!!
A revolution of Love, Understanding and openness. Thanks Feverita Mami!