An Evening with Tina Malia
Friday, August 25, 2017
Unity of Sarasota
One of Tina's only US performances of 2017, between two international tours! She will come with master musicians Gonzalo Paniagua on charango, ngoni and vocals, and Didac Luiz Lazaro on percussion and vocals.
Tina Malia is a visionary musical artist. Her sonic creations span world, sacred chant, dream pop and folk music genres. A prolific singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and sound engineer, Malia expresses her radiant inner landscape through song.
Not long after the release of her first album, the acclaimed Shores of Avalon album, Tina met pioneering world chant artist Jai Uttal, who recruited her to sing in his groundbreaking ensemble. 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 well-being to chanting mantra. It is so simple and yet so extraordinary."
Tina's love of sacred chant is reflected on her 2005 album Jaya Bhagavan, and now again on her newest release – Bridge to Vallabha, where she includes songs in Sanskrit, Hebrew, Gurmukhi and English. She is joined by host of amazing singers, along with instrumentation such as nylon string guitar, Rhodes piano, charangon, vibraphone, lap steel guitar and cello. 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. Her all-encompassing musical and spiritual perspective has led her to studio and live performance with a vast array of iconic artists including Kenny Loggins, India.Arie, Bonnie Raitt, Bassnectar, Deva Premal and Miten, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul & Mary) Peter Kater and Joanne Shenandoah. Tina's acclaimed catalog of self-produced albums include Shores of Avalon, Jaya Bhagavan, The Silent Awakening, The Lost Frontier, Bridge to Vallabha, and most recently, Anahata.
Below Tina sings the Gayatri Mantra, with Shimshai:
Doors open at 7:00pm. Concert begins at 8:00pm.
Unity of Sarasota
3023 Proctor Road
Sarasota, FL 34231
Tickets are available through BrightStar Live Events
Front Rows $35 (Sold Out)
General Admission $25
Students with ID $10
Day of the Event (Cash only at the door):
Front Rows $45 (Sold Out)
General Admission $35
Students with ID $12
Note: Online ticketing fees are extra.
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Tina in concert, with Gonzalo Paniagua.