Mili Mili World Music

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Mili Mili World Music is an eclectic mix of artists and music with the moto One World, One Race, One Voice.

Mili Mili, in Arabic translates into movement, is a dynamic world music band originally from Los Angeles. The band performs in Portuguese, Arabic, Swahili, Armenian, Spanish, Assyrian (Aramaic), and English among others.

A culturally diverse group, the multi-national members come from the four corners of the globe enriching the sound of the ensemble with their traditional instruments and native sounds. In crossing the boundaries of multi-ethnicity, Mili Mili’s sound is an interesting fusion of melodies, rhythms and dances from all around the world from Brazil, the Middle-East, to Africa and Asia blending the cultures of the world in one single band.

Band members[edit]

  • Arman Nationality: Armenian Instrument: English, Arabic, Armenian & Greek Vocal
  • Brad Nationality: American Instrument: Caribbean, Latin & Brazilian percussion
  • Bryant Nationality: Pilipino Instrument: Caribbean, Latin & Brazilian percussion
  • Nei Nationality: Brazilian Instrument: English, Portuguese & Spanish Vocals
  • Garo Nationality: Armenian Instrument: Cajon & Middle-Eastern percussion
  • Hayko Nationality: Armenian Instrument: Middle Eastern Percussions
  • John Nationality: American Instrument: Trumpet
  • Masumi Nationality: Japanese Instrument: Saxophone
  • Nabuchadnosar Nationality: Assyrian Instrument: Keyboard
  • Nazo Nationality: Armenian Instrument: Bass
  • Ron Nationality: Filipino Instrument: Guitar
  • Sandie Nationality: Mexican Instrument: Drums, Caribbean, Latin & Brazilian percussion

Mili Mili’s extended family[edit]

  • Ayo Nationality: Nigeria Instrument: African Percussion
  • Keith Nationality: American Instrument: Trombone
  • Fabio Nationality: Brazilian Instrument: Portuguese and Spanish Vocals
  • Andrew Nationality: American Instrument: Caribbean, Latin & Brazilian percussion
  • Liliana Nationality: Mexican Instrument: Spanish and English Vocals

Discography[edit]

Mili Mili is currently working on a full world music album to be released at the end of 2006.

  • Mili Mili Music by: Nabuchadnosar Poli Lyrics by: Fabio Assis, Muhammed, Arman Mardigian, Garo Mardigian, Nabuchadnosar Poli Produced by: Nabuchadnosar Poli
  • Walou, featuring Nei Music by: Nabuchadnosar Poli Lyrics by: Fabio Assis, Nei Rios, Muhammed, Arman Mardigian, Garo Mardigian, Nabuchadnosar Poli Produced by: Nabuchadnosar Poli
  • Everybody, featuring Ayo Music by: Nabuchadnosar Poli Lyrics by: Fabio Assis, Muhammed, Arman Mardigian, Garo Mardigian, Nabuchadnosar Poli Produced by: Nabuchadnosar Poli

NBC’s Star Tomorrow[edit]

In 2006 Mili Mili competed in NBC’s Star Tomorrow with David Foster (14-time Grammy-winning producer/songwriter) and made it to the top ten.

Live appearances[edit]

Mili Mili has performed live at events in and around Southern California, including the Long Beach Carnival, Hollywood Palladium Brazilian Nights, World Beat Center Earth Day Celebration in San Diego, the MGM Grand Las Vegas, the Temple Bar, BB King's, Beverly Hills Film Festival, Hard Rock Cafe, the Irvine Global Village Festival, and the Levitt Pavilion in Los Angeles.

Mili Mili has also performed live on the radio at 88.9 KXLU FM Los Angeles. The single "Mili Mili" (performed in Arabic and Portuguese) has aired on KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles and received rave reviews from Europe and was aired on P3 Swedish National Radio.

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