Tiki Black Releases a collection of poems to accompany her Second Album and Bags the Akademia Outstanding Legacy Award
The year 2022 proves to be a personal best for artist Tiki Black as she publishes a well-received companion book for her 2022 acclaimed second album, “The Sound of the Broken Wand” and wins the Akademia 2022 Outstanding Legacy Award.
UK/USA (July 1, 2022) – Award-winning musician and author Tiki Black released her sophomore album this year, which is entitled “The Sound Of The Broken Wand.” The record has received critical praise alluding to its timelessness, authenticity and quality. Entropy Mag (USA) underscores its “spellbinding beauty” and “grace.” Liverpool Sound and Vision (UK) calls it “influential,” “charming,” “uplifting,” and “outrageously cool.” Fatea magazine (UK) speaks of a “phenomenal album, full of soulful and haunting melodies that will capture your heart.”
Critics marvelled particularly at the power (Sinusoidal, Rock Era), uniqueness (Radioairplay) and range (Find No Enemy) of Black’s voice, as well as her authenticity and honesty (The Next Gig – Netherlands, Entropy). Edgar Allan Poets call their experience listening to the album “bewitching,” and compares it to that of Ulysses hearing the mermaids during the Odyssey. Music Authentic speaks of the rare treat to have such an artist in today’s musical noise. The audience too has taken to the sound, from live shows during Black’s current promotional tour to album streams on different platforms including Bandcamp, Amazon, iTunes, and Spotify.
The superb musical collection and unique rendition of “The Sound Of The Broken Wand” benefits from its talented session musicians and its producer, Russell Cottier (The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sony, Sky TV, Tamoki Wambesi Dove, etc.), the then resident sound engineer at the Grammy Award winning Parr Street Studios where the record was engineered.
A further achievement graces the artist’s year and sets to vindicate her early supporters who recognised her talent long before the world caught on. The Singer-Songwriter Tiki Black this year was awarded the Akademia 2022 Outstanding Legacy Award. The Akademia seldom bestows this honor, reserving this award only for musicians who have “built a musical repertoire that the executive team has deemed timeless and important to future generations.” Announcing its winners in June of this year via live stream, the Akademia executive team made a bold statement, emphasizing the value they put on quality and inspirational creations over quantity.
Such a recognition contributes to increasing the popularity of “The Sound of the Broken Wand” as a favourite album of the year. And the audience is about to get even more of the concept album as the artist releases a complementing poetry collection. The book of the same name is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions. A limited-edition hardback book including CD can be purchased on Bandcamp. Further encouraging emancipation, the poems explore the underlying themes in folk tales that accompanied our growth or may have accidentally hindered it.
This sophomore album follows a critically successful debut album, Out Of The Black. That concept album was deemed a “masterpiece” (YourMusicNews, Canada), and praised for its “impressive music” (FabOn, Japan), “warm, embracing and timeless” sound (Spiral Earth, U.K.), and “gorgeous… truly memorable” songs (The Akademia, USA). It confirms as does her acceptance speech this year, that the songstress insists on putting the time and meraki needed on every one of her musical creations to inspire and empower. The musical energy is encouraging and emancipating. Quality is paramount, and thus shines, unencumbered from the pressures and restrictions of time and trends.
Tiki Black is present on all major social media platforms. Her music is available via all major retailers and streaming services. The musician is currently promoting both her album and book widely. Audiences can find show dates and more information on her website at https://tikiblack.com.
About the musician and author
Tiki Black is an award-winning singer-songwriter, touring performer, recording artist and author praised for her unique vocal and piano performances, her inspiring lyricism and her profound and blended compositions. She has released two albums, “Out Of The Black” in 2013 and “The Sound of the Broken Wand” in 2022, accompanied by a book of the same name. Two of her songs appear in independent movies, the 2017 short Silence and the 2019 film Djoli. The artist mainly performs in English but has written songs in French as well as forewords for a couple of French books in the language. She has also been honoured with prestigious awards as a recognition for her inspirational song writing. She is currently promoting her second album while completing the writing of the third.
Every summer season is super hot for music, and one song seems to become the anthem of that summer. Stacey Jackson is turning up the heat and demanding that anthem spot this year by releasing a rebooted version of her hit song “Live It Up Feat. Snoop Dogg”! This electric dance song was originally released in 2013 and immediately became a feel good hit amongst every crowd. The energetic beats and positive lyrics paired with Snoop Dogg’s signature vibes, it was the perfect hit. Since the 10 year anniversary of the song is coming up, the pair had the record remastered.
The rebooted version of the song was released on June 4th. The song is already in a hit movie called Reboot Camp, where Jackson appeared as a cameo and performed the track “Live It Up.” Along with the current remix from Jackson and Snoop, 4 other mixes will be coming out as well. The excitement for her projects this summer is palpable and gives fans, her family, and herself so much to look forward to, especially after the year we have had.
Along with the already uber popular film and song, Jackson has been booked and busy in 2021. She has an acoustic album coming in 2021 and a dance music album called ‘Beach Party’ in the works as well; though, ‘Beach Party’ will not be coming out until the summer of 2022. Jackson is not new to song or screen and has been acting and singing her whole life. In recent years, she has held off on making music and being on set for the sake of her sportswear line StaeFit which has a cult following for its patented material and her fun workouts to some of her music.
Stacey has also been busy with philanthropic efforts. Recently she partnered with A.D.I.D.A.S to fund a charity event giving shoes back to a community in Los Angeles affected by COVID. It’s the little things that make the first step back to normalcy easier, whether it’s music and fun to get people excited for the seemingly near end of the pandemic, or participating in philanthropy events to get people back on their feet, we can count on Jackson to be a positive light.
Make sure to stream “Live It Up: Rebooted Feat. Snoop Dogg” to get you in the best summer mood everywhere music streams! To learn more about Jackson and her incredible careers as an executive producer at 3B1G Records, founder of StaeFit workout apparel, talented singer/songwriter, accomplished television publicist, fitness aficionado, dedicated mother, activist, and philanthropist, visit her Instagram @staerox.
I Write The Songs #119 Stromae and Joan Baez first aired on Canalside Radio 102.8FM on the 13th of June 2017.
“Mais oui on se connait bien T’as même voulu t’faire ma mère hein T’as commencé par ses seins Et puis du poumon à mon père Tu t’en souviens ?”
I Write The Songs #119part 1
Nancy Sinatra, These Boots Are Made For Walking, 2:42, 1966, Lee Hazlewood
Stromae, Formidable, 3:34, Racine Carrée, Stromae, Belgium The drunken singing of this song pours out the pain of love lost in separation and showcases in this young Belgian the complete understanding of the character drama in French chanson appropriated by the chansonnier and chantauteur and brought to the 21st century by the infusion of his generation’s music style
Joan Baez, 3:32, Diamonds [Disc 1], 1996
Frank Yamma, A Blackman’s crying, 4.00, Songlines 2016, Australia (Pitjantjatjara, English)
Emeli Sande, Clown, 3.38, 2012
I Write The Songs #119 part 2
Joan Baez, I Shall Be Released, 2:15, Diamonds [Live] [Disc 2], 1976, Bob Dylan
Blick Bassy, Wap do Wap, 2:19, Akö, 2016, Cameroon, 01:28
Punch Brothers, I Blew it Off, 3:12, Songlines Music Awards 2016, 2016
Loretta Lynn, Crazy, 2.23, Willie Nelson
Charm of Finches, Fossil in Stone, 4:31 , Fatea Showcase Session Summer 17 Burning, 2017