More About This Music
Black Turtle Island is a surprisingly solid and original entry from NorCal’s roots-reggae contingent, known more for live shows than quality studio material. Combining a “First Nations” perspective with Rastafarian sensibilities, flavoring the mixmore for live shows than quality studio material. Combining a “First Nations” perspective with Rastafarian sensibilities, flavoring the mix with a touch of New Age metaphysics and ancient folk tradition, and seasoning the musical potion with mellow yet conscious lyrics, Amet evokes a chill but simultaneously revolutionary feeling, eschewing the overly commercial direction of many female reggae artists and coming directly from the heart. Black Indians of Turtle Island is a controversial topic in Indian Country today. Nevertheless, we continue to exist, and we continue to make music about it.
“Keeper of the Dream”
Tchiya is a “Keeper of the Dream”. The healing energy of her life is illuminating her music. Her natural singing
voice & lyrics embody the spirit of beauty and variety as well as metamorphosis of rebirth, hope & love. The lion is
her ally. Tchiya embraces the lion and learns to balance power, intention and strength with the feline majesty and grace.
Her heartfelt change is transformational, leading the way to rebirth and clarity – that we are all related to one
Guided by the Sun and the Stars, this sister reminds us that the Sun is the prime source of light and heat for Planet Earth, and combined with rain it brings forth and sustains life. Tchiya is combining her gifts in music and science: healing & awareness with Sound; performing music that is inspired by the Ancient Wisdom which is to be found in Cultural Astronomy: the Traditional and Contemporary Celestial Worldviews of Indigenous Peoples of the Four Directions, and also in Acutonics, with the Music of the Spheres. Tchiya also shares the Teachings of the Four Directions, including The Kybalion, the Lotus Sutra,, Bhagavad Gita, the Kabala, Lakota Sundance, Cherokee Legends & Maat from Kemet.
She is reaching out to a wider audience the more universal her music becomes – expounding the Universal Truth, the Law of Life. Tchiya, warm like the light of the sun and the heart of a lion, is Born to Rule. Her recordings are dedicated to the Great Universe who opened the path to her higher Self.
Each song is a prayer…
Tchiya began homeschooling her daughters as soon as they were born. Wanting to create a better world for the girls, Tchiya got involved with music, festival production, organic food co-op management, and host of other activities. These were all the foundation of the curriculum at Arbol de Vida Homeschool which included: Music, Science of Living and Natural Health, Indigenous Rights, Sovereign America, Vegan Cooking, Environmental Studies, Soccer, SewingYoga, Math, Astronomy/Astrology, Art,, Drama, Homeschoolers’ Social Club and Culture Studies. Her many passions include Cosmic Sound Healing, Hiking, Swimming in Spring Water, Jogging, Fancy Shawl Dancing, Organic Gardening, Hemp for Peace, Growing and Healing with Herbs, Calendar Reform, Candle Making, Kemet, Sidereal Astrology and Watermelon. Freedom Time is spent sharing wisdom about natural life, healing, history, etc. She is currently co-producing a Festival Tour and Movement called Reggae Wellness.