Zoobazar is one of the most important and emerging World music quartets based in Madrid, Spain. The band members come from playing in internationally acclaimed bands like Radio Tarifa, La Musgaña, Eliseo Parra, Javier Paxariño, Mastretta… Now they get together to experiment a new world of sounds.
Zoobazar goes beyond musical frontiers based on traditional music bringing various Mediterranean elements together such as Iberian folk, Balcanic, Greek, Turkish, Oriental, North African music, as well as Flamenco, Rock, Funk, Jazz and Indian music.
Arabic oud, Turkish saz, drums, percussions, violin and bass are the ingredients to create a very personal and unique sound with clear and catchy melodies interlaced with skilful and virtuous soloing based on strong and solid rhythmical patterns.
In March 2011 the band released their debut album Zoobazar “UNO”, produced by Carlos Raya who is currently one of the most demanded producers in Spain and has received the prize for Best Artistic Producer in Music Awards. Since then the band has made a great career.
Zoobazar has been nominated at the IMA Independent Music Awards (USA) in two categories: Album World Beat and Song World Traditional with their single “Fun Faria” as well as being recommended in the Spanish Network of Theaters REDESCENA. Their album “UNO” has been elected by the Spanish National Radio Mundofonias (RNE worldwide channel), Tarataña (RNE3), Discopolis (RNE3), Musicopolis and even by the World Music Central (USA) as one of their favorite releases of 2011.
Zoobazar hasn’t stopped touring nationally and internationally with the support of Spanish institutions like GPS (Spanish Minister of Culture), AIE, DIVERSONS “La Caixa” and AECID (Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation) a program to tour around the world in 2013, being selected among many bands in Spain.
Zoobazar have been playing at prestigious Festivals as Etnosur, Festival Folk de Getxo, Festival Sete Sóis Sete Luas (Portugal and Azores Islands), Festival Folk de la Luna de Mayo de Cáceres, Etnofest (Serbia), Festival Internacional de las Artes (Costa Rica), GhanaFest (Malta), ….
The band’s music is fresh, vivid, full of energy and suitable for all ages.