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Creatively engaging, melodic New Age vocal music with an
easy pulse and a humanitarian purpose for peace and planet.
WINNER Best Vocal Album 2017
Voted by Broadcasters Worldwide.
Pure, intensely colored, melodic New Age Instrumental Music with a gentle pulse, creating a refreshing sonic landscape of our world, to calm, focus and cherish life.
Inspired by the music of Color Me Home
“Darlene Koldenhoven’s Chromatones is pure instrumental magic that is sure to lift your spirit as it soothes your soul. Overflowing with warmth and grace, I think we have a winner here!”
- Kathy Parsons, MainlyPiano.com 4/13/18
Debuted #1 New Age Radio Guide Charts 6/2018
WINNER Indie Music Channel Radio Awards "Red Savannah" from Chromatones
Best Easy Listening Song
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What sets GRAMMY® Award winner and three-time nominee Darlene Koldenhoven apart from the rest? It could be her worldwide 1.5 billion viewing audience on PBS as the memorable soprano soloist in Yanni, Live at the Acropolis, her work in the war-torn jungles of Sierra Leone where she coached musicians and singers whom she took on tour in the US and Canada, or her recent donation of time and performances in India with U.N. humanitarian ambassador and Grammy Winning-composer Ricky Kej, for his concert and videos Shanti Samsara, to raise awareness of climate change and animal cruelty causes she holds dearly.
Her new and 9th album Color Me Home, a CD with coloring book, is the culmination of years of deep devotion to her craft and association with some of the world’s greatest musicians and recording artists including the 17 for whom she wrote all the arrangements; some are Tom Scott, Wouter Kellerman, David Arkenstone . . . . Combining music and art, this album was produced from a place within Darlene to create beautiful music that is inspirational and healing, integrating her sonic therapy principals, which has resulted in its own sound. With Color Me Home, the dynamic sound of Darlene’s 5-octave range comes home to rest comfortably and we hear the soul of a true artist manifesting itself in every nuance of her album. Darlene produced, wrote all of the music and lyrics, vocal & instrumental arrangements, played piano, keyboards & solos, programmed, engineered and performed all the solo vocals, vocal improvisations, and all choir parts on the album, except for the distinctive background vocal work of Grammy Nominee Rocky Dawuni from Ghana on “Kalahari Calls.” Color Me Home debuted #1 on the ZMR Radio Charts in May voted by Broadcasters worldwide for New Age/Ambient/World music. Her tenth CD, Chromatones 6/1/2018 is an intensely colorful album, instrumental only, inspired by the music of Color Me Home.
"It is my sincere wish to make
the world a better place, to live in harmony with and within."
VIDEOS OF DARLENE KOLDENHOVEN
CLASSICAL CROSSOVER, NEW AGE SINGER
Darlene singing "Aria" in "Yanni, Live at the Acropolis"
PBS Video Special"Another highlight was the concert's only vocal performance in which first soprano Darlene Koldenhoven and second soprano, Lynn Davis came from the wings singing Aria in an operatic duet." -Nancy Stetson, Chicago Tribune, 1993
Darlene performs in "One World"
from Shanti Samara CD by Ricky Kej for the United Nations' World Music for Environmental Consciousness, filmed in Bangalore, India 10/2016 featuring Rocky Dawuni, Darlene Koldenhoven and Wouter Kellerman.
Darlene sings her tribute song "Remember Me"
honoring our nation's heroes on Veteran's Day11/11/11, Burbank, CA