The 2017 Tina Malia World Tour will launch with Australia as its first stop. Her Oz performance cities include Cairns, Byron Bay’s Byron Spirit Festival, Adelaide, and Sydney. The singer-songwriter/ producer/ instrumentalist will play music designed to wrap her audience in the sublime beauty of the heart and enliven the spirit. This long-awaited follow-up visit through the country comes after an absence of several years for Malia!Tina Malia’s magical voice and profound gifts as a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer have enabled her to span a multitude of musical genres, from devotional mantras to dream pop to the world. Her own exquisite catalog is complemented by studio and live work with iconic artists India.Arie, Deva Premal and Miten, Bassnectar, Jai Uttal and Kenny Loggins.
Thrilled to be visiting her fans and friends in Australia again, Malia looks forward to bringing her musical inspiration to this magical land down under.
“Music, through its sheer beauty, has the power to free the heart, uplift the soul and connect communities all over the world. When we gather together to sing, dance, pray and remember our connection to life and one another, we are touched by the simple act of love moving through sound. I can not think of a better way to spend my time than sharing this joy,” reflects Malia.
Having recently won four categories for the 2016 Global Peace Song Awards, Tina Malia is a beloved pioneer in a growing community of people around the world dedicated to residing in harmony with the Earth and expressing it through art, health, education, and music. Tina’s acclaimed catalog of self-produced albums includes Shores of Avalon, Jaya Bhagavan, The Silent Awakening, The Lost Frontier, Bridge to Vallabha and now, Anahata.
Tina Malia is a musical visionary in the world, dream pop and sacred chant communities. The omni-talented Malia uses her artistic gifts as singer-songwriter, instrumentalist and producer to express her radiant inner landscape with an exceptionally broad creative palette. Her voice, an instrument of exceptional purity, can be as tender as an angel’s sigh or as powerful as a deep ocean current. Tina embraces the heart through her original compositions, with lyrics that elate and music that inspires.
Her mother, a renowned concert pianist and opera singer from South Korea, was the driving force in Tina’s classical musical education. It was her father, however, who bought her a guitar when she turned 15 and encouraged her to follow her musical curiosities. “I remember first discovering so many great women of folk music – Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Ani DiFranco, Alison Krauss. Listening to them was basically how I learned to play the guitar, and it’s also when I began writing my own songs,” says Malia.
Not long after the release of her first album, the accolades winning Shores of Avalon, Tina met pioneering world chant artist Jai Uttal, who recruited her to sing in his groundbreaking ensemble – the Pagan Love Orchestra. It was through Jai that Tina was introduced to the rich spiritual tradition of Sanskrit mantras.
“When I first started singing with Jai,” recalls the Amida recording artist, “I didn’t understand the power and beauty that is held within a mantra. But later, when I was going through a difficult time in life, I was able to turn to this practice and receive the healing that comes with the repetition of these sacred sounds. To this day, I attribute my sense of wellbeing to chanting mantra. It is so simple and yet so extraordinary.” Tina’s love of mantra is reflected on her 2005 album Jaya Bhagavan, her 2015 release, Bridge to Vallabha, and – now, on her newest release, Anahata: Mantras For A Heart Wide Open.