// MARILYN MAZUR’S SHAMANIA //

 
 
LOTTE ANKER – sax (DK)
JOSEFINE CRONHOLM – vocal and perc. (SE/DK)
SISSEL VERA – sax and vocal (NO/DK)
HILDEGUNN ØISETH – tp (NO)
LIS WESSBERG – trb (DK)
MAKIKO HIRABAYASHI – keyboards (DK/Japan)
ELLEN ANDREA WANG – bass and vocal (NO)
ANNA LUND – drums (SE)
LISBETH DIERS – perc. (DK)
MARILYN MAZUR – composition/leader, percussion (DK)
TINE ERICA ASPAAS – dance/choreography (NO)

 
 
Percussionist/composer Marilyn Mazur now presents her new large orchestra, in which she gathered 10 strong female scandinavian music profiles plus the norwegian dancer Tine Erica Aspaas. SHAMANIA started when Copenhagen Jazzfestival suggested to Mazur to revive her old music theatre group Primi Band (from the 80’ies, with i.e. Lotte Anker). Marilyn loved the idea of creating a new large group with some of the fantastic female musicians of today and to present a totally fresh version of the ideas from Primi: a ritual, organic, cacophonic and wildgrowing female community around primitive force/voices/rhythm/good energy and movement.

Time seems highly ripe for this new Mazur-worldjazz-project, which is something really special both musically and visually. Shamania had it’s first performance july 8th 2015 at the Copenhagen Jazzfestival, and played several large festivals in Europe in 2016 and 2017. Marilyn has created lots of new music and visions for the band. Images and colors transformed into structures and compositions, mood sequences and improvisations; new complex drum pieces and multi-voiced figurations. A few of the old Primi Band’s compositions are played here in updated versions.

SHAMANIA is a danish-based orchestra/music theatre with musicians from Denmark, Sweden and Norway, – a mixture of both Marilyn’s close musician-friends and all new acquaintances like i.e. the norwegian dancer Tine Aspaas, who adds an extra exciting dimension to the visual expression. The Project has received support from Danish Arts Council and other organisations. Shaman recorded in may 2017, and plan to release an album later this year.