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The Many Colours of White

by Diane and Ada

An eclectic mix of music and cultures from the Middle East and around the world creating a blend of rich harmonies accompanied by a wide array of percussion and ethnic instruments.
Genre: World: World Traditions
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1. Debka Rafiach
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2:37 album only
2. Shatti Ya Dinya
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3:43 album only
3. He Moved Through the Fair
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3:58 album only
4. My Johnny Was a Shoemaker
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2:09 album only
5. El Chuno
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2:34 album only
6. Pole Mze
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2:11 album only
7. Feliz y Libre
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3:27 album only
8. Greensleeves
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4:16 album only
9. The Maid that Sold Her Barley
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2:05 album only
10. V`la l`bon Vent
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2:51 album only
11. Shut de do
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2:18 album only
12. Ain't No Traffic
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3:19 album only
13. Do You Love an Apple
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2:54 album only
14. Parcel of Rogues
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3:57 album only
15. Tel`et Ya Mahla Nurha
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16. Into White
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17. El Ha-Ma`ayan / Ali Be`er
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Album Notes
Diane and Ada are a new musical duo hailing from the Galilee, the mystical centre of the Holy Land. They believe that music has the power to bring people together for world peace and harmony. Despite these troubled times, Diane and Ada have woven together a musical, ethnic mosaic unique to Israel, a land steeped in the history, cultures and energies of many peoples.

Both women are exceptional vocalists, each with her own style and colour, blending together in beautiful harmonies. Diane plays guitar while Ada creates a broad range of musical sounds, playing a wide variety of flutes from all over the world in addition to other ethnic and percussion instruments. Together they present a captivating musical style.

At the beginning of 2002, Diane and Ada revised their disc "The Many Colours of White" which now includes three beautifully arranged Hebrew songs. They are joined on these new songs by the percussionist, Abe Doron who played with the "Riverdance" company for 6 years. (For his Irish style on this album, listen to his bodhran on song #4,"My Johnny was a Shoemaker").

Their disc features original and exciting interpretations of folk songs from around the world. There are many songs in English (from Scotland, Ireland, England, and the USA), in French (French-Canada), in Spanish (Bolivia),in Hebrew (plus an additional Israeli song sung in Spanish, accompanied by authentic Andean instruments), in Arabic (Lebanon and Egypt) and from Africa.

"The Many Colours of White" is a gift resulting from friendship profoundly rooted in sincere love of all forms of music. Out of this love is born the concept of the album, hidden in the colour white. Just as white hides within it all the colours of the spectrum, so here the many different styles and cultures join hands in a festive celebration of an enlightening experience stemming from the common ground of all the guest musicians, each bringing with him his own individual style and ethnic background, thus making the album a fusion of sounds and colours. Common to all of them is a mutual respect, openness and love for THE OTHER - a hidden beauty revealed through music. May world peace and harmony aspire from such true friendship.

The album appeals to a wide audience.

Guest musicians featured on this album:
(in alphabetical order)

Abe Doron- bodhran, bongos, djembe, percussion
Alex Aizenberg- electric guitar
Bracha Ben-Avraham- Irish bouzouki, bodhran, bones
Darwish Darwish- oud
Eyal Malkinson- cello
Hagai Covesh- harmonica
Jonathan Margalit- vocals
Patricio Alvarado- charrango, samponas, quena, drum
Rami Bonen- mandolin, banjomandolin, violin
Salem Darwish-djembe, percussion, vocals

Diane Kaplan- vocals, guitar, percussion
Ada Moriel- vocals, flutes(transverse, Irish whistles, tenor recorder, samponas), charrango, xylophone, percussion, guitar


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Victoria Galinsky

Beautiful Voices and Sounds!
You guys Angels?? Must be. This is fantastic heavenly celtic blend of South American, Irish and Arabian folk songs from all over the planet. I really enjoy playing this and so do all my friends and family. Peace in Israel and watch where you step!

Mary Ann Hubbell

Arriving as we fell into the deep freeze of a cold, snowy winter, this CD made me feel as though the warming breezes of the Middle East flowed through our home. Beautiful!

Gilda Harrington

This exquisite, heartfelt CD is a gem for world music lovers to enjoy time
Nestled among the traditional songs is an original blues composition by
Ada, Ain't No Traffic, and the enchanting Cat Stevens opus, Into
White. Whether your taste runs to the upbeat or the offbeat, you are sure
to find many songs to enjoy on this generous, 17-song CD arranged and
produced by Diane and Ada in the Holy Land, currently more in the news for
war than for tranquility. As Diane and Ada explain, "World music brings to
light the exciting diversity of colours that makes us both unique and
universal. The guest artists on this album, coming from diverse cultures
and musical backgrounds, share with us their individual style. The hidden
beauty revealed in this fusion draws on the mutual respect and love for
the Other, a love that embodies the longing for world peace and harmony."

This exquisite, heartfelt CD is a gem for world music lovers to enjoy time
and again.

Gilda Harrington
Author of Sudden Summer

Alfie Dreifuss - events co-ordinator

Overall quality and arrangement is great. Vocals are outstanding
I am enjoying Diane and Ada's CD a lot; and have to tell you that I'm very,very
Besides the fact that I like Indian music- as well as Middle Eastern
feelings/stylings, I
thought the vocals and vocal harmony was outstanding--great voices.
Of course,love all the flute and drum stuff and rhythms.
Overall quality and arrangement is great.

Alfie Dreifuss, Events Co-ordinator, San Francisco