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