MZAZA - appearing at the Blue Mountains Music Festival of Folk, Roots and Blues, 2022 - in Katoomba!


Multi-award winning MZAZA’s unique blend of folk inspires audiences internationally. Led by mesmerising French-Sephardic vocalist Pauline Maudy, these incredible musicians from Bosnia, Brazil, France, New Zealand and Australia harness Balkan and French influences to craft a musical ride that taps into the beating heart of humankind.

The impressive musicianship of MZAZA — deftly realised with accordion, violin, shah kaman (Persian violin), Spanish guitar, percussion, double bass — embraces diversity, the old and the new, the familiar and the foreign, through timeless melodies. It is the timelessness of the music and stories that fuels an intense live show, an unforgettable musical journey, that has enraptured audiences internationally.

Songlines Magazine calls their latest studio album The Birth & Death of Stars, which was recorded in Athens “a cross-genre cornucopia, a giver of gifts both aural and cerebral... A supernova of an album”. Drawing inspiration from astronomy, philosophy and mythology, MZAZA’s third album explores what links us to each other and the world around us.

MZAZA is a snapshot of contemporary Australia’s rich multicultural makeup. Their jaw-dropping technique, unique compositions and captivating shows have earned MZAZA supports for the likes of the Violent Femmes (USA) Yasmin Levy (Israel), Melbourne Ska Orchestra (AUS), Baba Zula and Baro Banda (Turkey), and DJ Click (France).