Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, FRA

Forabandit celebrates libertarian poetry from Occitania and Anatolia gathering Sam Karpienia, Ulas Özdemir and Bijan Chemirani.


Born 5 years ago, based on a project of fusion between the Occitan troubadours and the aik Turkish repertoire, Forabandit has become this amazing small creative bubble that shines with assertion when listening to the album Port; second album of the trio produced by Full Rhizome, which is being released under the label Buda Musique, in May 2014.
For our sweet pleasure, the aesthetics of Forabandit has been reinforcing itself - unique and distinguishable, and growing by tapping into the dynamic and blossoming relationship maintained by Sam Karpienia (Occitan chanting, mandol), Ula zdemir (Turkish chanting, saz) and Bijan Chemirani (percussions). The three musicians now rule over a space of free and spontaneous explorations, a kind of creolized Mediterranean universe from which willingly springs the unexpected, even if it means fraudulently going through the customs of tradition. A special melodic color, a structure suddenly broken, a rhythmic or vocal arrangement with a hint of psychedelic-rockinventions flow in.

Having become the author of their own texts, Forabandit puts into verses love and exile to make the ports of Istanbul and Marseille rime, through a dozen of pieces were the lived part and the imaginary part blend, transported by each one of the musicians. And to say that in this poetic universe nothing is totally gained or totally desperate, the music and the words of Forabandit take on a form of reasonable optimism that makes all the majesty and fragility of an autumn sun. The art of semi-shading, of subtlety, that Forabandit explores until the studio by playing with the roughness of the acoustic and the shine of the processing machines. Like the port that it pays tribute to, this second album is a stop, a step in continuity.


Discographie Sam Karpienia

Forabandit  Port  (Full Rhizome Buda Musique Socadisc / mai 2014)

Forabandit  Forabandit  (Full Rhizome Buda Musique Socadisc / 2012)

Sam Karpienia  Extatic Malanni  (DFragment Music LAutre Distribution / 2009)

Dupain  Les Vivants  (Label Bleu Harmonia Mundi / 2005)

Dupain  Camina  (Virgin France EMI / 2002)

Dupain  L'Usina  (Virgin France EMI / 2000)

Gacha Empega  Polyphonies Marseillaises  (LEmpreinte Digitale / 1998)



Discographie Ulas Ozdemir

Forabandit Port (Full Rhizome - Buda Musique - Socadisc /mai 2014)

Forabandit Forabandit (Full Rhizome - Buda Musique - Socadisc /2012)

Uzun Hikye (bande originale) (Sinegraf Film/2012)

Benim ve Rozun Sonbahar (bande originale) (Kalan Mzik / 2009)

Kizibas (Compilation) (Kalan Mzik / 2009)

The Breath (Kalan Mzik / 2008)

The Companion (with Ali Akbar Moradi) (Hermes Records / 2007)

The Wind (with Kayhan Kalhor & Erdal Erzincan) (ECM / 2006)

Asker Turkuleri (Compilation) (Kalan Mzik / 2003)

Gl Trkleri (Compilation) (Kalan Mzik / 2003)

O da Beni Seviyor (Bande originale) (Kalan Mzik / 2001)

Ummanda / Mara Sinemilli Deyileri / Kalan Mzik 1998


Discographie Bijan Chemirani

Forabandit Port (Full Rhizome - Buda Musique - Socadisc / mai 2014)

Kevin Seddiki & Bijan Chemirani Imaginarium (World Village / 2013)

Forabandit Forabandit (Full Rhizome - Buda Musique - Socadisc / 2012)

Oneira Tle Yd (Hlico - LAutre Distribution / 2012)

Trio Chemirani invite (Accords Croiss Harmonia Mundi / 2011)

Oneira Si la mar  (Hlico - LAutre Distribution / 2010)

Bijan Chemirani & Stlios Ptrakis - Kismet (Buda Musique - Socadisc / 2005)

Bijan Chemirani Eos (LEmpreinte Digitale - Nocturne / 2002)

Bijan Chemirani Gulistan (LEmpreinte Digitale / 2001)

Set List

1. Neydik Biz
2. Paur
3. Vesionari
4. Amor de Luenh
5. Madem Dilber
6. Leylam Mevlami
7. L’epictafi de Simon de Monfort
8. Dönen Dönsün
9. Cançion
10. Engabiolat
11. Dins lo Monde