Martha Mavroidivoice, lafta, darbouka
Martha grew up listening to folk music from around the world. Her father, Marios Mavroidis an ethnomusicologist and radio producer, introduced her to the music of the world's cultures, bringing home from his radio shows music records from Asia, Africa, the Balkans and the Middle East. She graduated from the Music High School of Athens where she specialized in Greek folk music, singing and playing various types of folk lutes. While still a student she developed an interest in the music of Turkey. She studied the saz with Periklis Papapetropoulos and attended seminars with Talip Ozkan. Later she focused on the lafta, the Greek and Turkish folk lute which became her main instrument.
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