Mediterranean Soul

  1. BAZĀR
  2. MERĀK

All tracks composed by Miron Rafajlović. Mixed and Mastered by Shayan Fathi. Recorded at Camaleón Music Studios in Madrid, Spain. Artwork and Design by John Funk (Underscorefunk Design). Produced by Miron Rafajlović. © 2023, Superlala. All Rights Reserved.

Featured Artists

Miron Rafajlović / Trumpet, Flugelhorn

Daniel García Diego / Piano, Rhodes

Reinier Elizarde ‘El Negrón’ / Double bass

Shayan Fathi / Drums

Special Guests

Ismail Lumanovski / Clarinet (track 5)

Notes on the Wind

Mediterranean Soul, the captivating musical creation by Miron Rafajlović, stands as a testament to the artist’s profound ability to seamlessly blend diverse cultural influences. With roots deeply embedded in rich Balkan musical traditions, Rafajlovic skilfully weaves together the vibrant threads of flamenco and the intricate spirit of jazz to create a sound that is uniquely his own. Mediterranean Soul transcends borders and genres to explore Miron’s heritage and the spirit of the Mediterranean.

Miron seamlessly merges soulful oriental melodies with complex polyrhythms, drawing from the rich variety of folkloric traditions across the Mediterranean region. From the Balkans to the Middle East, North Africa, and the Iberian Peninsula, his music serves as a bridge that gracefully unites these cultures under a common essence: the profound soul of the Mediterranean.

What makes this album truly unique is the international ensemble that Miron has put together. The drummer Shayan Fathi, hailing from Iran, brings a rhythmic complexity and energy that adds a dynamic layer to the compositions. The bassist Reinier Elizarde ‘El Negrón’ from Cuba, introduces Afro-Cuban rhythms and soulful grooves that contribute to the album’s infectious vibe. The pianist Daniel García Diego from Spain, brings the passionate and fiery spirit of flamenco to the forefront, creating a seamless blend with the other elements. The interplay between these musicians span geographical and cultural boundaries, creating a melting pot of sounds and emotions that resonates with listeners on a visceral level.

In the hands of Miron Rafajlović, Mediterranean Soul emerges as a vibrant and enchanting musical tapestry, where Balkan, flamenco, and jazz influences converge to create an immersive and unforgettable auditory experience.