El Amir plays Vivaldi’s Concerto in D major for Mandolin for the first time on greek Bouzouki. He has made a special adaptation for Bouzouki and it will be the first time to hear the complete version of this Concerto on this beautiful instrument.
For the first time this album will be brought on stage as a tribute by his nephew Jose Maria Bandera (a regular member of the famous sextet in many world tours) and Amir John Haddad – The Amir – a powerful guitar tandem full of emotion, virtuosity and sensitivity while interpreting faithfully and masterfully some of the songs that the Maestro of Algeciras had chosen for this album “Canción Andaluza”.
After many years of immense creativity, concerts all over the world, smiles and applauses, we regret to announce that ZOOBAZAR band has decided to stop their activities for now due to internal changes in their infrastructure. The experience has been very pleasant and we achieved many unbelievable goals and played in so many countries, that makes us feel very satisfied and thankful. We’ve embraced this project with gratitude and honor. We believe in the important contribution that Zoobazar has made with their Mediterranean Music to World Music.
‘El Amir’ will be performing at the Festival de la Guitarra de Córdoba 2016 on July 6th with his special flamenco band ‘El Amir’ Flamenco Mediterraneo at the Teatro Gongora de Córdoba at 21:30h.
“El Amir” features on the new Chambao album “Nuevo Ciclo” (Sony Entertainment Spain). He appears amongst other great artists such as Jorge Pardo (flute), Henry Cole (drums), Alain Perez (bass), Sakhile Mthembu (vocals), Ara Malikian (violin) etc…
El Amir had a first meeting with Marcus Miller on stage last summer at the Festival Cultura Inquieta (Madrid) and the experience was very positive and both artists connected musically.
We are very pleased to announce that ZOOBAZAR will be part of the line-up of Glastonbury Festival of Performing Arts, England – one of the biggest and most prestigious festivals in Europe.
Interview with “El Amir” on German TV NDR for the show DAS! El Amir has talked about his career as a musician and as a solo artist as well as his cultural and musical origins.
The last Zoobazar’s album ‘DOS’ has been included in WORLD MUSIC CHARTS EUROPE 2014 list – recomendations maded by the most recognized european radio journalists.
We are very happy to announce that ZOOBAZAR will play at WOMEX 2014, the biggest world music expo!