(Featured in The Age's 'Weird and wonderful things to do on NYE')..
Diana is playing harmonium and singing flowing peaceful melodies at:
New Year's Eve Chanting Meditation with Jarek Czechowicz
Immerse yourself in chanting, natural meditation, and healing music set against a backdrop of beautiful lighting, in a charming air-conditioned venue. Everyone feels like a friend in this vibrant and meditative social space. You can sit on freestanding chairs, move to the music, or relax on a floor cushion. No drugs or alcohol at this event but you can share BYO vegetarian snacks, and help yourself to chai during the intermissions.
The evening will begin with soothing chants performed by gifted singer and choir leader Diana Clark-de Vries playing harmonium. Momentum will build and the energy will rise gradually with Jarek's universal chants, transporting you to realms of clarity and deep inner peace, culminating at midnight in a choral cascade of flowing om chants. Come and create your new year on a foundation of peace, love abundance and well being.
When: Saturday 31 December, 7:30 PM to 1:00 AM, doors open at 7:00 PM.
Where: Augustine Centre, Habitat Uniting Church, 2 Minona St, Hawthorn 3122 Vic.
Cost: $75 - $100
Paris Cat Jazz Club - Friday March 10, 2017
Melbourne, VIC, 6:30pm for 7pm show
Diana Clark joins Panorama Brasil for a tour through the musical legacy of two giants in Brazilian music - Tom Jobim and Milton Nascimento.
Jobim is well known as the genius behind bossa nova's greatest songs, but his work goes far beyond that genre.
Nascimento has carved out his own place in Brazilian music, creating a unique sound that brought him international recognition, including work with jazz luminaries such as Wayne Shorter.
These shows regularly sell out, so book early to reserve a seat.
The WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN - Sept, 2015
Diana May Clark's The Other Side of the Girl ALBUM REVIEW by Tony Hillier
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE GIRL
"Clark has a voice that is as adaptable as it is powerful and a passion that exudes from her very soul..." Beatopia Review link.
"If I told you that this was a great pop album there’s a chance you could overlook it. Do so to your own loss, this is a fine album bubbling along with terrific songs that you can bop along to. With it’s easy sing along lyrics and sixties groove overtones the whole album is a delight to listen to and just the thing when you are in need of an aural pick me up. An album worthy of a wider audience." Voice FM.
"A home grown international talent. We don't even know what we've got here in Melbourne! Oscillation between sensual, moving and playful proved intoxicating. A brewed concoction of power and sophistication, this show had the audience beguiled in sway to the beat." Natali Lambevska (SYN)
Melbourne Singer/Songwriter & acclaimed Brazilian music interpreter Diana May Clark's new original album The Other Side of the Girl includes 1 cover, 'Mama Africa'. Her new version in English is now an offically published collaboration with the song's composer Chico Cesar agreeing to split royalties with Clark.
Diana had a special time recording with Chico in his home state:
"Chico Cesar's music is loved by 4 generations in Brazil; known by all for his television soap-opera theme and Afro-Pop anthems, he's also a respected Poet and the Minister for Culture in Paraiba. I visited Chico & we had fun recording my original 'Hang On' (co-written by Clark's husband, virtuoso guitarist Doug de Vries). He also did me the honour of introducing me to live radio (including interviews in Portuguese); there were some adventurous moments..."
Chico appears as a special guest on The Other Side of the Girl Available at Basement disks and Readings stores, Melbourne. Online: iTunes