Called “”an ambassador of song”, by US newspapers, Daria has traveled around the world to create music that uplifts and empowers. A 2007 “Parent’s Choice” winner, all three of her cd’s are currently being played around the world from Australia, to South Africa, to Europe and South America as well as across the US and on several Native American Reservations. Says the Christian Science Montior: ““When Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou makes music, the world listens– literally! “
In concert, Daria shares a wonderful mixture of favorite songs from American and world folk music traditions. She introduces authentic instruments from around the world and allows the audience to take part in playing them – from Buffalo and Pueblo drums to shékeres, cajón, washboard, guiros, handbells, doumbek, chapchas and much more. During the show she presents songs in a variety of languages; including English, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, Zulu, German, Quechua Indian and Oneida (Iroquois) and includes best-loved songs such as “La Bamba” and “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”. Her live performances are popular at major art centers, festivals, venues, schools and other locations. In addition to her live concerts, Daria also offers workshops, residencies and community workshops for exploring these exciting and diverse musical traditions.
Daria has recorded and released three children’s music CD’s –
JADDA, JADDA, JING, JING JING!, I HAVE A DREAM and BEAUTIFUL RAINBOW WORLD. These three cd’s all share a vision of a world of dignity and respect for all peoples. Enthusiastically reviewed by press, children and parents alike; songs from these albums have been featured on XM Radio, Direct TV., Playhouse Radio, Kids Corner and the Songsforteaching.com website. In addition to her cd’s, Daria will soon be hosting a show for children on World Wide Community Radio and has created a popular children’s music website that includes songs, activities, musical jokes, build-an-instrument and hear-an-instrument sections located at http://www.dariamusic.com.
Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou received a 2007 Pennsylvania Council On The Arts Arts Commentary Award administrated by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. With a passionate interest in music and community-building, Daria holds a degree in ethnomusicology and is active in Native American, Peace and Children’s issues. Daria lives with her family on a farm outside of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (United States).
For complete information, visit www.dariamusic.com or contact Daria at (610) 346-9087.