INTRO: "7Fish" is the new project by Kelly Thoma in a collaboration with masters Ross Daly, Zohar Fresco and Efrén López as well as a wonderful lineup of musicians from Musical Workshop Labyrinth on Crete.Old musical traditions are blending with a fresh, unique style of original compositions to create a new, powerful sound. Influenced by Crete, Turkey, India and Azerbaijan, Kelly Thoma is transporting the listener into the ocean of music.

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KELLY THOMA - lyra

ROSS DALY -  lyra, tarhu, saz

EFREN LOPEZ -  hurdy gurdy, saz, daoul

ZOHAR FRESCO -  percussion

TAXIARCHIS GEORGOULIS -  oud

SOFIA EFKLEIDOU -  cello

PAVLOD SPYROPOULOS - double bass

MARIJIA KATSOUNA - percussion

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INFO:Kelly Thoma was born in Piraeus in Athens, Greece. Since 1995, she has been studying the   with Ross Daly and three years later  started travelling with him and his group, “Labyrinth”, participating in concerts in Europe, Asia, Australia and the U.S. She has taken part in many projects with musicians from various different traditions from other countries. Being a member of "Labyrinth" and Labyrinth Musical Workshop she has  had the chance to meet many important musicians such as the Trio Chemirani, Omer Erdogdular, Derya Turkan, Zohar Fresco, Pedram Khavar Zamini, Dhruba Ghosh, Ballake Sissoko, Erdal Erzincan, Mehmet Erenler, Hossein Arman,Yurdal Tokcan, Ustad Mohammed Rahim Khushnawaz and many more. She participates in many of Ross Daly's projects as well as in Tokso Folk String Quartet, (with Anne Hytta, Leonore Palazzo and Eleonore Billy). She has released two albums of her own compositions Anamkhara (2009) and 7Fish (2014)

REVIEW:5/5 star in fROOTS, May 2015 ...Gorgeous, exciting journey of her sharpely compositions (...) tense, mysterious, floating, with sudden bursts of flickering propulsion, moving out into a dark sea ...-  Andrew Cronshaw Daily Planet - ABC Radio national  Australia, May 2015 Kelly's ingenious compositions are inspired by 7 different fish and range in style from traditional Cretan to experimental sounds. She and Ross Daly play the Cretan Lyra (a spike fiddle) and are accompanied by a shifting, surging crew of instrumentalists on this evocative album…. - Lucky Oceans Songlines,  June 2015 (...) it reveals her to be among the most interesting of the rich crop of Cretan lyra players currently active.(...) A very beautiful idea and album.  - Simon Broughton

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