MUSIC

For CDs of "Felices Días", e-mail us at maharajahtrio@gmail.com. We will promptly and joyfully mail them to you and your friends! ​$20 for CDs/$25 for a signed copy by Silviu, David & Ramin. Shipping included. Digital downloads can be purchased below.

For CDs of "Encuentro", e-mail us at maharajahtrio@gmail.com. We will promptly and joyfully mail them to you and your friends! ​$20 for CDs/$25 for a signed copy by Silviu, David & Ramin. Shipping included. Digital downloads can be purchased below.

 

VIDEOS

Felices Días
Hey Yidaki
Dariya
Mar Negro
Felices Días: Creating a Hope-Driven Flamenco Album Amid a Global Catastrophe
 
 

Silviu Ciulei, DM 

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 Having begun his musical training at an early age, Romanian born guitarist Silviu Ciulei was soon winning prizes in national and international competitions, first in Europe and more recently in the United States. His interest in Flamenco was first awakened while on a family holiday in Spain. It was not long before he moved to Cadiz, Andalusia, the heartland of flamenco. There he began several years of intense study of flamenco guitar, which he brought with him to Tequila, a group that gained national attention in his native Romania. Silviu graduated with his Ph.D in classical guitar performance under the tutelage of Bruce Holzman, Director of the Guitar Program at Florida State University's College of Music, one of the leading figures of guitar teaching in the US. Silviu is currently the Director of Guitar Studies at the University of Florida. Visit silviuciulei.com for more information on Silviu.

David Cobb, MM

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Bassist David Cobb began his musical journey in the middle school brass section but was soon lured by the sound of strings and began teaching himself guitar and electric bass, expanding his classical background into the American styles centered around these instruments: blues, rock, jazz, and soul. A xenophile from an early age, David has always sought out sounds from around the world and his compositions and playing embody that journey. The feel of soul, a wealth of Latin American/Caribbean rhythms and melodic sensibilities from Africa, Western Asia, and Eastern Europe are reflected in his style. David earned his Master's degree in musicology from Florida State University, with an emphasis in ethnomusicology. His master's thesis dealt with experiences of musical ecstasy, particularly the moments of duende in flamenco performance. David is currently an adjunct professor of music at Palm Beach State College. Visit treespeechmusic.com for more information on David.

Ramin Yazdanpanah, PhD

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Rounding out the rhythm section, percussionist Ramin Yazdanpanah’s sounds echo the Outback, the Silk Road, the Caribbean, and his native Florida home. Ramin expresses the soulful and passionate rhythms of his Cuban-Iranian heritage on cajón, dumbek, and a variety of percussion from around the globe. His skill on the Australian didjeridoo has redefined the possibilities of Flamenco. He has performed and recorded with numerous artists in numerous musical forms, ranging from classical, jazz, and folk, to funk, Latin, and hip-hop; from the east coast to the west coast and beyond. Ramin received his Ph.D. in International Development and Education from Florida State University where he conducted research on developing intercultural competence through focused cultural exchange. Ramin is the Director of Full Circle Language Learning and Teaching, LLC. Visit https://www.fullcirclelanguage.com/ for more information.

 

In addition to bringing inspiring musical performances, the Maharajah Flamenco Trio is passionate about educating our audiences through the experience of flamenco and discussing the intersections of culture, music, and creativity.

Musical education has the powerful potential to improve scholastic achievement, pride in our diverse identities, promote well-being, and inspire individuals to create. MFT provides impactful and fun educational experiences for all age groups. 

MFT also specializes in providing interactive and engaging master classes on classical and flamenco guitar, electric bass, world percussion and didgeridoo.   

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