Daphna Sadeh & The Voyagers
Walking The Thin Line is the exciting new CD by DAPHNA SADEH & THE VOYAGERS , released by 33 Records UK, an inspired collection of both her original compositions and arrangements for traditional tunes. The group’s sound is a heady synthesis of overlapping styles –- Eastern European Jewish music, Middle Eastern traditions, Jazz and other Ethnic elements -- all seamlessly blended together to create a fresh musical fusion.
The idea behind the title of the CD is an expression of the feeling of our lives at this time in the early 21st Century, where, as Daphna observes ”everything can feel more than ever so fragile but at the same time there are so many moments of beauty. The thin line goes in between these extremes.”
Recorded ”live” at Eastcoat Studios in London, the CD features the Voyagers plus the outstanding, and acclaimed, Kurdish vocalist Nawroz Oramari.
Nawroz’s singing on Walking The Thin Line adds a vocal passion that matches the instrumental sparks generated throughout by Daphna’s double bass and the band, which comprises Koby Isrealite and Eddie Hession(accordian), Nim Schwartz (oud), Stewart Curtis (Woodwinds) and Ronen Kozokaro (percussion).
‘The double bassist is surrounded by an extraordinary array of musicians. On the face of it, this is music of contrasts: Arabic with Jewish, Jazz with tradition, Mediterranean Sephardic Jewish with Eastern European Ashkenazi. And yet what is so striking is the sense of harmony.’ FROOTS
Daphna Sadeh is an Israeli born based in the UK, composer and a double bass player. Her compositions reflect and integrate the diversity of musical cultures she has experienced as a musician. Her music is inspired by rooted Jewish music Mediterranean and Middle Eastern music.
2002 saw release of her CD Out of Border. The same year she formed her group The Voyagers, based in London. The music of the Voyagers brings together a contemporary fusion of world music, Middle Eastern and Jewish Music.
Now in 2007, comes the release of Walking The Thin Line, Daphna’s most accomplished recording yet.