Jef Maarawi


Photo by Danilo Arenas

Jef Maarawi is a singer-songwriter from Brazil, Greece, and Syria.


He was born in São Paulo, Brazil, and his music draws heavily from the storytelling pedigree of artists such as Bob Dylan, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and Sufjan Stevens. He is also in a never-ending exploration of Brazilian music, inspired by artists such as Jorge Ben Jor, Chico Buarque, Tim Maia, Rita Lee and Caetano Veloso.


He has been writing music since 2007; first using the moniker “Egg Hell” under which he has self-released two EPs and one LP entitled “Once Part of a Whole Ship” (Inner Ear, 2014), as part of a full-band iteration of that project.


He has also released a solo album entitled “Comfort Food” (Inner Ear, 2017), while his sophomore album, entitled “TERRA PAPAGALLI” will be released in 2021 (Inner Ear).




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