Naturally blessed with a crystal voice, Tina Malia’s touching music and angelic presence have drawn devoted fans from coast to coast and around the world. Inspired by her roots in American Folk music, ancient Celtic modalities, Middle Eastern rhythms and mystical tones of India, Malia magically weaves sounds and prayers from around the world into a beautiful palette for her voice. Tina Malia has been compared to such legendary singer/songwriters as Loreena McKennitt, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Carole King and Sarah McLachlan. Malia's debut, Shores of Avalon, was voted #1 Vocal Release of 2001 by Backroads Music for its ability to "cast a spell on the listener."
Tina Malia is an integral part of a grass roots musical movement stemming from the West Coast and Hawaii, which is dedicated to bridging people of all ages and color through song, celebration and prayer. She tours and performs with such bands as Jai Uttal and the Pagan Love Orchestra, Hamsa Lila, Shimshai and the Natural Mystique Ensemble, Sasha Butterfly, Lost at Last, Freedom Tribe, and has opened for acts such as Michael Franti and Spearhead, David Grisman, Sound Tribe Sector Nine, Ram Dass and One Giant Leap.
Tina Malia has performed at nearly every major festival across the West Coast United States including: Oregon Country Faire, Tribal Stomp, Health and Harmony, Earthdance, High Sierra, Sierra Nevada World Music festival, The Sacred World Music festival in L.A., the Whole Earth Fairs (in Davis, Los Angeles, and Arizona), the Seattle Hemp Festival, Reggae on the River, Horning’s Hideout, and many more.
A powerful presence in this time, she has truly devoted her life to uplifting and healing the spirit through music. Whether she is playing solo or with a band, she has the ability to deeply move and enchant her listeners.