Dalia Faitelson was born in the Negev Desert of Israel to a Bulgarian mother and Israeli father. Dalia’s first impressions were of blazing sun, open space and the shades of the color brown. These impressions will follow her always.
1985 - 88: Dalia studied at the Ruben Academy of Music and Dance, Jerusalem.
1988 - 90: Dalia studied at Berklee College Of Music, Boston, USA, where she graduated with high honors.
In 1991 Dalia decided to move to live in Copenhagen, Denmark, working as a composer, guitarist and vocalist.
Through out Dalia’s musical career her idea has been to create a truly global sound by trying to reach a natural fusion between top professional musicians from diverse cultural background. A global experience presenting music with personality, honesty and with no limits of style what so ever. A unique blend of jazz, Bertolt Brecht & Kurt Weill, Middle Eastern melodies and rhythms full of passion and temperament.
Dalia’s local band “Common Ground” includes: Dalia Faitelson (guitars, vocal), Lelo Nika (accordion), Anders Banke (sax and clarinet) Thommy Andersson (bass) and Ayi Solomon (percussion). The band has been touring and recording under the name “Dalia Faitelson’s Global Sound” with international names as: Randy Brecker, Jerry Bergonzi, Adam Nussbaum, Chris Cheek, Manolo Badrena and Café.
“Global Sound” won the Danish Grammy award 2000 for their first album release “Diamond Of The Day”. “Point Of No Return” was nominated for a Danish World Music Award in 2001.
Common Ground’s 5th and new release called “Movable Clouds” involves string instruments both from the rhythmical and the classical world, contributing a whole new sound dimension to Dalia’s music. The album is distributed through Sundance Records in Scandinavia only and in the rest of the world by Enja Records.