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Mireia Carbonell was born in Barcelona in 1979. She studied classical piano and guitar at 13. In her twenties, she studied  guitar at Sabadell’s Conservatory,  electric bass guitar at Aula de Música Moderna i Jazz de Barcelona and played bass in bands. In 2001, she earned a Mention Through Composition Competition at Sabadell’s Conservatory and won first prize, in 2002. In 2005, she studied at Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC) where she graduated in electric bass. Her thesis was on Ona Laietana's Music, an underground genre from Barcelona, famous in the 70s, that was marginalized by the establishment. The absence of bibliography led Mireia to interview many musicians from this period. On 2010,  she moved to Amsterdam, where she played with the Victor Sams duo and Sound of Persia and started her music project Periscopi Inverit.  Mireia studied with bassists Jordi Ruiz, Ignasi Zamora, Gary Willis, Josep Pérez Cucurella; the pianist Ignasi Terraza, and mentor drummer Lucas van Merwijk. Mireia worked as a bass player in bands, musical theatre, and a circus company in jazz, funk, pop and world music. She taught music in Barcelona, Catalonia (2002-2010), and as a private tutor in Amsterdam (2010-2013). She lives in London, where she performed with Nelson & Friends afro-beat band, Blue Croon, a jazz band, Sonia Dali electro-jazz band. In July 2015, she recorded Kendi Yolumda and got a record deal with Topkapi Müzik. Currently, she performs with Koroleko afro-beat band, Malunga soul songwriter and with some jazz bands as a side player.

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