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Different sets of pixels of a wide range of colours which, arranged properly,

creates a sort of optical illusion that makes you think that you are seeing Efrén López



(Simonetta Salinari)


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(Dani Ferrando)


(Fuco Reyes)


(Gisela M.)


(Javier González)


(Javier González)



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(Txema Rojo)


(Manuel Asensi)


(Juan M. Morales)


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(Santi Carreguí)


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(Mara Aranda)


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Family photo of the 7th rabab and Afghan music workshop with

Daud Khan Sadozai, June 12/1, 2015, in Manises.


With the Daud Khan Ensemble at the 2nd Espai Mediterrani

 Festival in Valencia, June 12, 2015. Photo: Paco Valiente


"El fill del llop" promotion in Madrid, 2. Just after finishing the interview

with Sonia Fías for her program Entrelares, Radio Círculo (May 6, 2015)


"El fill del llop" promotion in Madrid, 1. Here  in Discópolis of the National Spanish Radio, with journalist Jose Miguel López (May 5, 2015)


The 106 students of the workshops in Casavieja, organized by the Asociación Ibérica de la Zanfona, April of 2015. I gave the one on Modal music.


The most touching moment of the tour with Faun comeswhen Oliver (nyckelharpa) and me (rabab) join Ayuna's dance of fire (Hamburg, 7/3/2015)


With Michalis Kouloumis, excellent Cypriot violinist with whom I gave three unforgettable concerts in Greece in January 2015. Photo: Yannis Soulis


In July of 2014 I gave one workshop on Modal music composition in the

What Is Music? Festival in Frías, Spain. Here are my superstudents!


The last concert of the Belgian tour with Evo. Here we are in Lokeren, in a church with a certain "Mosque of Cordoba" air,12/13/2014


Memories of the Californian tour with masters Sima Bina and Daud Khan.

Here we are in Los Ángeles, on November 22 of 2014, great moment!


Right after the concert with Abracadabra in Geneva, Switzerland,

November 7th, 2014


At the Teatre del Raval in Gandia during the second Abracadabra's official concert, 2/11/2014. Photo: Xepo


Excellent Iranian instrument maker Mazdak Ferydooni just built this wonderful Herati dutar, that I will use for the American Sima Bina tour (22/10/2014)


Miriam tuning her charming dilruba during the recording of "Lo boier", an Occitan song that I'll include in my solo CD (Alhama de Murcia, 5/7/2014)


Opening the 13th International Sephardi Music Festival of Córdoba

as a guest of the duet Milo ke Mandarini (June 9, 2014)


With the living legend of the Iranian folk music Sima Bina and

Daud Khan Sadozai in concert at the Cadogan Hall (London, June 1, 2014)


Just finishing the concert with Evo and Stelios Petrakis at the

Corral de Comedias (Alcalá de Henares, Spain, April 12, 2014)


 Everything ready for the concert with Evo and Stelios Petrakis at the

Corral de Comedias (Alcalá de Henares, Spain, April 12, 2014)


United Nations of Makam: students of my workshop in Crete coming from Poland, Cyprus, Spain, Greece, USA, Israel and Saudi Arabia (13-18/2/2014)


With my friends Zohar Fresco and Meira Segal in concert in

Pardesh Hana, Israel (February 1st, 2014)


The trio Petrakis/López/Chemirani wishes you a happy new year 2014,

with this drawing by Despoina Petraki! (December, 2013)


At the Museum Guimet of Asiatic Art in Paris, hommage to the rabab

virtuoso Ustad Mohammed Omar, with the Daud Khan Ensemble (13/12/2013)


Blablabla between two songs during uno of our concerts in Dublin with

Miriam Encinas and Sofia Lambropouolou (December 7, 2013)


1st workshop on bendir, riq and davul and rithmology of north of Greece by

Vasilis Sarikis in Sant Celoni (November 26/30, 2013)


6th ney and Ottoman Music workshop by Hristos Barbas in Sant Celoni

(November 26/December 1, 2013)


Another moment of Mentre estigues viu brilla, the 24 hours non-stop concert in Mataró, November 23-24, 2013 (photo: Marta Ramoneda)


In the middle of the 24 hours concert in Mataró, November 24th, 2013

(photo: Marta Ramoneda)


Soundchek for the 24 hours non-stop concert in Mataró

Mentre estigues viu brilla, November 23-24, 2013


With dancer Miriam Peretz and Meira Segal (ney), Zohar Fresco (percussion) and Amir Sahsar (Persian ney, voice) in Jaffa, Israel (November 2 nd, 2013)


Opening the 16th Medieval Festival of Elx with Evo, October, 25th, 2013

(photo: SImonetta Salinari)


Once more in Portugal, this time with Portuguese singer Joana Negrão and the rest of the members of the 7 Lúas Orkestra (November 16, 2013)


With the students of my workshop on Modal music

in Sintra, Portugal (December 20th, 2013)


Often I feel that my way of life is like a circus. To play with Sandrine Monlezun makes that feeling stronger... (Le Zébre, Paris, October 11th, 2013)


A new member of the López family: the hurdy gurdy built recently by the instrument maker Jesús Reolid (Pelayos de la Presa, October of 2013)


With Kelly, Ross and Pavlos during the final concert of the Houdetsi Festival

(August 4th, 2013) photo: Giannis Bromirakis


More picturesof the Ibiza tour, now playing for first time live the

new Afghan tanbur at the Ibiza Roots Festival (July 26th, 2013)


 Our dancer Marta Chandra, during one of the performances of the

Ibiza tour with the Afghan music project(July 24th, 2013)


Wonderful Afghan tanbur recently restored by Javier González, ready for the imminent Ibiza tour! (July 15th, 2013)


Award delivered to Efrén as a Honoured Member of the choir Ciutat de Manises for his work as a musician from Manises, June 22nd, 2013


Trying to don't get mad with all the pedals and effects added to the most wild instrument in the world: the hurdy gurdy at La Llimera (14/6/2013)


Three beautiful rababs having some rest after a hard work session during the 6th workshop with master Daud Khan Sadozai celein Manises, May of 2013


With my hurdy gurdy, some olives and zivania at the sworkshop of the instrument maker Leonidas Spanos in Cyprus, April of 2013


With Italian songwriter Raffaello SImeoni and memers of Medieval

band Micrologus at Parco della Musica, Rome, Italy, May 8th, 2013


Drawing of my fr Joseiend Manuel Etayo Martinez de Eulate after a concert with the trio Petrakis/López/Chemirani


Some months ago, recording "Chandrakauns" at Cambra Records, the

studio of our friend Vicent Sengermés in Real de Montroi, October 27th, 2012


Playing with the trio Petrakis/López/Chemirani with under zero temperatures at the St. George's church in  Kaunas (Lithuania), 27/3/2013


With the four girls of Los Caminos de Serkeci at the impressing church of San Francisco in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 23/3/2013 (poto: Luís Polo)


Brand new instrument! Wonderful Cretan bulgari made for Efrén by

Stelios Petrakis at his workshop in Herakleion (Crete), March of 2013


Again in Germany, this time with Afghans! View of the stage some minutes

before the beginning of the tour with Daud Khan (Düsseldorf, 9/1/2013)


After the concert at the Theater an der Ruhr (Mülheim, Germany) with Turkish musicians Tuna Coskun, Sumru Ağıryürüyen and Göksel Baktagir (15/12/2012)


Valencian psychedelia. Live concert with Alm in Gandia,

November 23rd, 2012 (photo: Dani Ferrando)


More moments of the Evo's performance in Manresa, playing for first time the shofar during the introduction, November 10th, 2012 (photo: Joan Solé)


Presenting Eva at the Manresa cathedral, November 10th, 2012.

(photo: Anna Brugués)


Rehearsal before the Evo's concert at the Fira Mediterrània of Manresa,

November 10th, 2012. Lots of wood!


Photo-memories: in Sajazarra just after the last concert with

the girls of Los Caminos de Serkeci (August, 2010)


Rehearsals with theorb player Robert Cases at Mas de Flors, September of 2012. As you can see, having a really bad time... (photo: Jesús Morcillo)


 Islands in Summer #2: At the 3rd Houdetsi Festival (Crete) with Stelios Petrakis and Psarogiorgis, August 2nd, 2012 (photo: Giorgos Stathopoulos)


Islands in Summer #1: Live concert in Ciutadella (Menorca) with

Miriam Encinas and dancer Geliah, July 28th, 2012 (photo: Tomàs Rotger)


The best way to celebrate a 40th anniversary: A rehearsal with Ross, Kelly

and Miriam for the concert in Santiago (July 10th, 2012). Photo: Fuco Reyes


Feeling like a maharaja during the rehearsals with dancer Geliah in

Mas de Flors, June of 2012 (photo: Jesús Morcillo)


Playing the valencian "rondalla" (traditional lute ensemble) during a

concert of Pep "Botifarra" at the Teatre Micalet (València, May 31st, 2012)


Photo shooting for the para Evo CD with Miriam Encinas, Iván López and

Laia Puig at Botanic Garden of Valencia, April, 2012 (photo: Gisela M.)


With Turkish singer Sumru Ağıryürüyen and kanun virtuoso

Göksel Baktagir in concert (Istambul, Turkey, April 2012)


With master Daud Khan Sadozai and his students during the

4th rabab and Afghan music workshop in Manises (February of 2012)


Playing hurdy gurdy with the trio Petrakis/López/Chemirani at the

Jerusalem Oud Festival (November 2011)


Following with the magical venues for playing music, this is the place for the next performance with the Via artis Konsort in Hillerød (Denmark)


Another amazing place for give concerts. Soundcheck with

Cerimònia de la Llum at the Lleida's Old Cathedral, September, 2011


At the wonderful San Domingos de Bonaval's church (Santiago de Compostela, Spain) with the Via Artis Konsort, September 15th, 2011


With the Via Artis Konsort before their concert in

Santiago de Compostela (Spain),  September 15th, 2011


First Efren's concert with Sandrine Monlezun and Etienne Gruel,

the Pedra, Paper, Tisora trio, in Vicq-sur-Gartempe (France), August, 2011


Soundcheck at Kings Place before the concert with Petrakis & Chemirani (London, June of 2011)


Being rock star for a week with Girasoules in San Juan de Puerto Rico, 1995 (hey, one moment, I never got paid for this concert!!!)


 With Miriam Encinas at the Saint Pere's Monastery (Besalú),

8th Girona Guitar Festival, July 27th, 2011 (photo: Jordi Dabú)


June 22nd, 2011, with Stelios Petrakis live in the BBC studio, London



 Evo, the l'Almodí chamber choir and some other guests just before their concert at the León Concert Hall, May 7th, 2011 (photo: Aritz Mugartegi)


Third rabab workshop taller with master player Daud Khan Sadozai and his group of students, Burjassot, April 16th, 2011 (photo: Javier González)


With Cerimònia de la Llum at the Saint Cristòfol's church

(Súria, January 21st, 2011)


Second rabab workshop with Daud Khan Sadozai

(Mas de Flors, December 5th, 2010)


In Brasil with the 7 Lúas Orkestra, Marco Abbondanza and the accordionist from Alentejo Celina da Piedade (November, 2010)


Presenting the new CD "Mavra Froudia/Celles Negres" with Stelios i Bijan

(Manresa, November 5th, 2010)


With Stelios Petrakis and the students of his Cretan music workshop

Mas de Flors (October, 2010)


Playing the new baldosa built by Asier de Benito (October, 2010)

(photo: Javier González)


Soundcheck with Ross Daly at Forlimpopoli, Italy (August, 2010)

(photo: Matteo Rimini)


Ottoman Music workshop with Christos Barbas at Mas de Flors (July of 2010)

(photo: Jesús Morcillo)


Tuning the rabab during a Evo's concert in Cartagena, May 15th, 2010

(photo: Luís Miguel Vivas de la Casa)


With master Daud Khan Sadozai during his rabab seminar

in Mas de Flors (May 2nd, 2010)


With Laia, Iván and the photographer Gisela M. during her

photo session for Evo (September 9th, 2009)


With La Banda del Pepo at the

Getxo festival (Basque Country), September of 2009


 At home with the bağlama students



With the instrument maker Asier de Benito and the new citole

(see instruments) at his workshop in València, June of 2009


 With Diego and Carmen (La Banda del Pepo)

presenting "Tanto por hacer" in Gandía (May 23rd, 2009)


Couple of flies making love on the 2nd fret of my guitar

(I am not joking, I swear)


With the 7LuasOrkestra and Marco Abbondaza

during the rehearsals at Ponte de Sor (Portugal), May of 2009


With Iranian musicians Pedram Khavarzamini (tombak) and Siamak Aghaei (santoor) at Heraklion (Crete), July of 2008


Concert with the students of the

Medieval Music seminar at the Mousiko Horio (August 2008)


Transporting instruments in the rain at the Mousiko Horio 2008

(Aghios Lavrentios, Mount Pilion, Greece)


The Gulliver's lyras

(live concert with Kelly Thoma & Ross Daly, Crete, january 1st, 2009)


Presenting "Tanto por hacer" (La Banda del Pepo) at Discópolis of RN3,
with Pepo and José Miguel López


Recording "Tanto por hacer" (La Banda del Pepo)

with Pepo and Carmen and the laptop (Spring of 2008)


Playing Cretan lauto with two young assistants at the Mousiko Horio 2007 (Aghios Lavrentios, Mount Pilion, Greece)


The friend Dimitris Rapakousios (instrument maker) in his workshop of Athens


Cartoon done at Poborina Folk festival


Eduard Navarro and Constantino Lopez, from L'Ham de Foc,

with our friend and luthier Sedo Garcia in Saint Chartier's festival, 2007


Live with Ross Daly at the Sagunt Roman Theatre (2005)



With Lluna in the streets of Thessalonica (2004))



After the last concert of the joint tour of

L'Ham de Foc and Ross Daly, in Barcelona (2006)


With his sitar teacher Sazed Ul Alam and the tabla player

Shiv Shankar in Banyoles


Buying a divan saz in Istanbul



With Diego López, brother and friend


With Emilio Garrido (La Bañera de Ulises-RN3)


Efrén and Mara Aranda (L'Ham de Foc) according to Lluna's point of view



With the journalist and nevertheless friend Juan Antonio García Cortés

buying instruments in Braga (Portugal)


With Lluna


With the performer of Chinese pi-pa Lian-Xi in Elche


With Xavi Morant at the A. C. Studios, where he worked for 10 years


Recording "Las muñecas de Famosa se dirigen al portal"


With the instrument maker Sedo Garcia and his family in Castelló d'Empúries



Photo that was appearing in the program of one of the

L'Ham de Foc's first concerts. Domestic Psychedelia


At the Cuenca Hospital after the first L'Ham de Foc's official concert

Castelló de la Plana, 1994

Riba Roja, 1993

Manises, 1992

Quart de Poblet, 1990

With his first guitar, Christmas of 1976