Internationally acclaimed world music ensemble Stellamara premiers new electro-acoustic sets emphasizing their signature passionate rhythms and eastern melodies with dramatic orchestral sections, otherworldly ambience and deep bass grooves. Evolving for over a decade of recording and performing, Stellamara unites world-renowned musicians from diverse cultural backgrounds in a shared devotion for folk and classical music rooted in Near Eastern, Eastern European, Medieval European, Arabic and Persian traditions. Stellamara is regarded as being at the forefront of contemporary world music, giving new life and a fresh, modern expression to the beautiful and mysterious qualities of traditional modal music.
At Stellamara’s core is vocalist and producer Sonja Drakulich and multi-instrumentalist Gari Hegedus. Their ensemble includes an all-star cast of musicians: clarinetist and ney player, Peter Jaques (of Brass Menazeri), percussionist and multi-instrumentalist, Evan Fraser, Turkish percussionist Sean Tergis, Arabic percussionist Faisal Zedan, and their newest member, producer, sound designer and multi- instrumentalist, EO (of Gamelan X and Brass Menazeri)