(P) & (C) 2005 Maguari Productions
- Musicians: Morteza Esmaili, Miguel Llave, Ervena Orgaeva and Denys Rohfritsch
All sounds are produced naturally (without any machine effect)
- Instruments: Yirdaki (Didgeridoo), Daf, Jews Harp, Kena, Sikus, Shakuhachi, Dombra
This CD is a product of the unique meeting between Morteza Esmaili, Poly instrumentalist from Iran and musicians from everywhere in the world. Morteza is a musical magician who managed, through his spirituality and music approach, to produce these tracks that will allow you to travel from the steps of Kalmouky to the country of the rising sun passing through the country of Kangaroos or even through the mother country of several musics, Perse.
Morteza Esmaili: Traveller & Sound Explorer
His music is made by harmonic sounds and traditional & sacred music. His way to play Didgeridoo & Jews Harp is unique, exploring each sound and vibration with perfect control. He has played with the biggest Jews harp players, most of the best Sufi masters, Australian Aboriginal musicians and Mongolian shamans. Born in 1964 in Teheran (Iran), he plays Jews harp since he was 8 years old.
With 16 years old, he started to travel all over the world looking for harmonic sounds and traditional & sacred music. During this trip, he came across lots of people and music. In 1992, he was introduced to Didgeridoo where he found what he was looking for: the same harmony as Jews Harp.
From 1992 to 1995, Morteza lived in Japan where he tested the mix between electronic sounds and Jews Harp.
From 1995, he became more and more interested in Sufi music; having been back to his mother country, Iran, and then to Turkey to meet Sufi communities.
In February 1999, he went to Australia to study the story and sound of Didgeridoo where he was adopted by Ramangini Aboriginal community (Arnhem Land). He played with them around the fire in the bush. His foster father, Banbuma Georges, named him Kodjo.
In the same year, he came back to France where he founded the ‘Harmonic Fusion’ Association in order to organize meetings among artists throughout the world. The main one was a concert with different traditional musics and instruments such as Sufi from Turkey and Sudan, Iranian drums, Jews Harp & Didgeridoo (John Wright, Madjid Khaladj, Kudsi Erguner, Sir el Khatm, and Morteza Esmaili).
Morteza, versatile musician, took part in several world music events with Australian Aboriginal singers and dancers such as Wayne ‘Jowandi’ Barker, Stanley Marando, Baven Yunupingu... and recorded with some French bands like Aston Villa, Alain Brunet et Manhu Roche. Convinced by the therapeutic effect of music and sound, he concentrates his efforts on this research. He succeeds to create a traditional music using his instruments as well as modern music by the original tracks and the mix of instruments from various origins.