Mission Harp Ensemble
Born out of her great love and respect for Latin harp music, and to help to educate Latino children about the harp music from their countries, Diana formed the “Mission Harp Ensemble” (MHE) in 2006. Together with Portia Diwa who shares her passion, they began teaching many children in the Mission district of San Francisco how to play Latin music on the harp. Since that time, new and enthusiastic teachers have come in to continue Diana and Portia’s work. In 2011, Bay Area harpist Amelia Romano (www.ameliaromano.com) joined the ranks; and in 2012, Liza Wallace (www.lizawallace.com) joined Amelia to begin a new program at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts in San Francisco. MHE members play on small, brightly colored harps called Harpsicles which have been generously donated to the Multi-Cultural Music Fellowship.
The Mission Harp Ensemble is sponsored by the Multi-Cultural Music Fellowship, a 501 c 3 California non-profit.