TERRA PAPAGALLI by Jef Maarawi
Jef Maarawi is a singer-songwriter from Brazil, Greece, and Syria. His new album “TERRA PAPAGALLI” will be released on LP and Digital on 23 April 2021 via Inner Ear.
“TERRA PAPAGALLI”(Land of Parrots) was one of the first names given to the land now known as Brazil.
These are stories about mimicry and uniqueness, wishful extroversion and entropic loneliness. It is an album about trying to understand what “home” is, and a meditation on the choice / desire we have to carry it within us.
“TERRA PAPAGALLI” is an album about Brazil, a broken protest record, an unrelatable meme, an account of a childhood far both in space and in time.
It is the Not-So-Great American Folk Album sung in a foreign tongue. But what is foreign after all? And how convincing are the parrot reveries?
released May 14, 2021
All songs written by Jef Maarawi
Backing vocals written & arranged by Irini Arabatzi
Music arranged by Jef Maarawi, Nikos Dervisis, Kostas Zabos, Mampre Kasardjian, Vassilis Vlahakos, Spiros Livanis, Aggelos Polychronou, and Haris Nilas
Produced by Kostas Zabos, Nikos Dervisis, and Jef Maarawi
Engineered by Kostas Zabos and Stavros Georgiopoulos
Mixed by Stavros Georgiopoulos
Mastered by Kostas Verigas
Jef Maarawi: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Irini Arabatzi: Backing Vocals
Eleni Pozatzidou: Backing Vocals
Nefeli Fasouli: Backing Vocals
Nikos Dervisis: Synths, Post
Kostas Zabos: Drums, Additional Electronics
Mampre Kasardjian: Bass
Vassilis Vlahakos: Electric Guitar
Angelos Polychronou: Percussion
Spiros Livanis: Electric Guitar
Haris Nilas: Additional Percussion
Cover photo: Danilo Arenas
Design: George Papadakis
Recorded from April to September 2019 at Dudu Loft in Athens, Greece
This album was made under the generous hospitality of Kostas Zabos, and is dedicated to Mr. Panagiotis Kalamaras