Diana Rasina is a Romanian singer living in Vienna. On her first album „ Romanian Tales“ she presents an impressive overview of the rich Romanian folk music beyond the widespread southern European music clichés. Although having been educated in classical music and Jazz she found the greatest freedom of expression in her ancestors' music. To her, the unsophisticated, archaic and authentic chant is the pure and direct expression of one's soul.
She musically wanders through her homeland accompanied by a cimbalom, a shepherd flute and a double bass telling stories about love, desire, lust for life, fugacity, fate and death. The acoustic ensemble presents elating dance tunes, solemn wedding songs, mellow love songs, as well as sighing elegies and dirges. The CD also contains archaic shepherd ballads, Roma songs, the Romanian Doina and classics of Romanian Folk.
Diana Rasina chose three outstanding and well-respected musicians for this unique musical project: Dimitar Karamitev from Bulgaria playing the kaval (shepherd flute), well-known from his co-operation with Martin Lubenov, Otto Lechner and the Wladigeroff Brothers; Laszlo Racz from Hungary playing the cimbalom, who gained international fame for his „Gypsy Violin Orchestra“; and Jovan Torbica from Serbia playing double bass, who has played with the Wiener Tschuschenkapelle, DelaDap and Fanfare Ciocarlia.