The Silent Awakening

by Tina Malia

Released 2006
Amida Records
Released 2006
Amida Records
tribal folk goddess
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Tina's newest release, The Silent Awakening, is her sophomore album of original material. It follows in the footsteps of her first album with multi-faceted world instrumentation, yet features a deeper rhythmic flavor with African percussion, marimbas, cajon, Indian clay drums, kalimbas and drum kit, as well as piano, violin, cello, guitars, pedal steel, hammer dulcimers, and lush vocal arrangements. Her cast of musicians includes some of the greatest players in the fertile west coast music scene including: Greg Ellis of Vas on percussion, Darol Anger on violin, Robert Powell on guitars, pedal steel and dobro, Sasha Butterfly on vocals, MJ Greenmountain from Hamsa Lila on percussion, and many more. Tina herself plays piano, guitars, marimba and hammer dulcimer, and once again proves herself a talented multi-instrumentalist, writer and producer.

The Silent Awakening is a journey of a woman's coming of age; the story of a girl as she wakes from a dream of being lost in a lonely world and finds herself in a palace of the earth's delights with the sky as her limit. Inspirational, uplifting, magnetic and moving, the Silent Awakening accentuates the pure and enchanting, as well as the deep and luxurious tones of Tina's magnificent voice.