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The Ultimate Reviewer reviews The Sound Of The Broken Wand

The Ultimate Reviewer reviews The Sound Of The Broken Wand

The Ultimate Reviewer reviews the new poetry collection by Tiki Black entitled "The Sound Of The Broken Wand". The blogger is an Indian bibliophile by the name of Amina Thajudeen.. Amina takes to the poems and particularly quotes the poem The Secret. The Secret is one...

The Book Review Directory – The Sound Of The Broken Wand

The Book Review Directory – The Sound Of The Broken Wand

The Book Review Directory writes about The Sound Of The Broken Wand: The Poems: "The lessons and life applications in Tiki Black’s poetry echo across humanity". This line is an extract from their editorial review. In it, the Book Review Directory reviews the debut...

New release – The Sound of The Broken Wand: The Poems

New release – The Sound of The Broken Wand: The Poems

Tiki Black releases TheSound Of The Broken Wand: The Poems, a poetry collection (and one essay) to accompany her Second Album The year 2022 proves to be a personal best for artist Tiki Black as she bags the Akademia 2022 Outstanding Legacy Award and publishes a...

Tiki Black Wins Outstanding Legacy Award

Tiki Black Wins 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 7, 2022) -...

Radioairplay.com reviews new single The Unscripted

Radioairplay.com reviews new single The Unscripted

Huge thanks to Andre from Radioairplay.com for his lovely words about my first single The Unscripted. “With its unique vocal performance, beautifully written lyrics, and elegant melodic concepts, 'The Unscripted' is a lovingly crafted piece of songwriting that matures...

Happy New Year 2021!

Happy New Year 2021!

I hope 2021 is just like this picture, a spot of light in the dark. A new year, 2021 not being the least, forces the mind to assess its life, or at least to review its past year. I looked and saw the tank in which I swam. The waters surrounding me take me back and...

Sounding The Sirens – Arts Council Project

Sounding The Sirens – Arts Council Project

The Sounding The Sirens project is the brain child of DJ, singer-songwriter and music agent Geli Berg. It  funded by focuses on our female associate performers – namely three of our female singer-songwriters:  . The Arts Council COVID Emergency Funding funds the...

Jul, Aug, Sep and Oct 2019 shows

Jul, Aug, Sep and Oct 2019 shows

I am looking forward to a series of upcoming shows. I'm kicking off with a gig at the East Academy right here in my hometown of Manchester. The couple of concerts I'll do there are for Sell Your Music Online. They take place in July and August 2019. You can find out...

Live on the Medicine show moose mobile with Rob Ellen

Live on the Medicine show moose mobile with Rob Ellen

It was a pleasure to finally physically meet Rob Ellen and play for him and his listeners on the Medicine show Moose mobile. What a great afternoon! The weather was most appropriate, and the sound of the rain outside made the whole atmosphere cosy and special. Between...

BBC Stoke The Wildcard The language of Music 23 April 2019

BBC Stoke The Wildcard The language of Music 23 April 2019

BBC Radio Stoke On Trent The Wildcard The language of Music 23 April 2019 The privilege to partake in music, especially for the hour it takes to share it with an audience via BBC Stoke on Trent, can only be embraced. So once more, I get to speak with you the language...

BBC The Wildcard – The Language of Music 30/01/2019

BBC The Wildcard – The Language of Music 30/01/2019

It was really lovely to hear from the BBC. They has been seeking for presenters for a new show. I submitted show samples, got a couple of interviews.Before I knew it, I receive a proposal from the BBC to consider doing a radio show with them. More specifically, BBC...

Modern Ghana’s look at 7 things about Tiki Black

Modern Ghana’s look at 7 things about Tiki Black

Modern Ghana Magazine has just published an opinion piece entitled 7 Things About Tiki Black. The title refers to Tiki as The Singer Whose Songs Suit All Generation. The piece is penned by Joel Savage, a Ghanaian-Belgian journalist and author. The accredited...

Season’s Greetings and Best wishes for the Year 2019

Season’s Greetings and Best wishes for the Year 2019

My warmest wishes to you and your loved ones For the Holiday Season and the Year 2019. 2019 is as yet unscripted. It is up to us to make it the best that it can be. So my wish for you is that you to leave in 2018 those things that held you back from your full, amazing...

Performing The Unscripted at SoFar Sounds Leeds

Performing The Unscripted at SoFar Sounds Leeds

I was lucky enough to play twice at SoFar sounds this year, once at the Empire Theatre in Liverpool in February and the second time in Leeds on the 29th October 2018. I even had the opportunity to attend Sofar Manchester as a guest of American band Hope Country who I...

Performing at the Cabaret for Freedom special James Baldwin

Performing at the Cabaret for Freedom special James Baldwin

For a second time, I have been invited to perform at the Cabaret of Freedom. It is once more happening on the week of my birthday, and it is among the most beautiful present anyone could ever given me, especially with the week I had been having. So, to find myself in...

JT Music reviews Tiki Black live at Words and Music Festival 2018

JT Music reviews Tiki Black live at Words and Music Festival 2018

I had a great time at the Words and Music Festival 2018. It was the atmosphere, the people, the artists, the idea of the festival itself. http://jtmusic.blogspot.com/2018/10/ The soulful, earthy, gorgeous vocal tones of and wonderful new songs from Tiki Black,...

Interview on All Business Media FM

Interview on All Business Media FM

Invited on All Business Media FM to introduce what it is that I do. The artist always itch at the idea that they are also a business. However, this was my opportunity to reconcile creativity and entrepreneurship under the umbrella of my story. 8 minutes is all that...

Performing at Cabaret for Freedom, special Maya Angelou

Performing at Cabaret for Freedom, special Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou. Wouldn't she be proud, this giant on whose shoulders many of us have reverentially climbed. Wouldn't she be proud that her Cabaret of Freedom has been so inspirationally brought through to the next generations? It is there as the platform for discovering...

Inspirational Daniel Henney

Inspirational Daniel Henney

I have to admit this. After watching Shangai Call more times than I care to admit and Seducing Mr Perfect even more times if that were possible, there are no ways around it: I am in love with Daniel Henney. Ok, he IS good and athletic looking. But there is more to it...

We love Manchester: Emergency Fund

We love Manchester: Emergency Fund

I spent more days than I would have expected wondering about what happened to Manchester on the 22nd of May 2017. I felt sick and disoriented. I could not understand. I could not imagine me being so affected by something that happened a mile from me and did not affect...

Leonard Cohen – That’s how the light gets in…

Leonard Cohen – That’s how the light gets in…

Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There's a crack in everything That's how the light gets in Leonard Cohen RIP 🌹 A plume without its equal has left a blank page... A crack in his imperfect offering of melodic stirring poetry, from...

Live at Dodo

Live at Dodo

Date 29 Jul 2016 Time 20:00 - 23:00 Location DODO (Inhaber: Rolf Jungklaus) Once known as 7 Stufen, Dodo is a little gem in Berlin for intimate music experience from live artists, new and established, local and foreign and it was a pleasure to be welcomed by Rolf, the...

Silence No More in the soundtrack of short film Silence ($ILENC€)

Silence No More in the soundtrack of short film Silence ($ILENC€)

The track Silence No More by award-winning singer-songwriter Tiki Black was chosen to fully feature on the new short film $ILENC€ by multi-award winning filmmaker Glad Amog Lemra. About the film The film is in tune with the reality of Africa. It stages the contrasting...

Silence No More in the soundtrack of short film Silence ($ILENC€)

Silence No More featured in The soundtrack of a new film

My song Silence No More only got and get itself selected to be included in a poignant short film entitled Silence (written $ILENC€) by multi-award-winning filmmaker Glad Amog Lemra. The new film is in white and black and has no dialogue. That emphasises the music and...

2016: New year wishes?

2016: New year wishes?

As 2016 begins, we lose some giants (David Bowie) but somehow their legacy continues to show us a silver lining. With that renewed strength, I look forward to the the exciting great ventures that start to unfold. - I am writing my second album and in a not long I will...

To a happy 2016 and positively unforgettable year!

To a happy 2016 and positively unforgettable year!

Happy 2016! To a wonderful (yes full of unexplored beauty!), healthy (with all the motivation to clear our bodies, mind and environment from toxic spoilers), prosperous (yes, I mean bountifulness in your finances), enriching (filled with self-fulfilling...

The Netherlands – THANK YOU!

The Netherlands – THANK YOU!

I live in a big city: Manchester. I love Manchester because its grey is the blank canvas for self-expression, its wetness is the fertiliser of creativity. But I had forgotten the quality of warmth and hospitality one can only find in smaller towns, unspoilt by the...

Led astray by chips?

Anyone who has had Leni's chips would understand. Whether it is with her beef stew, her falafel, her mustard sauce or any of her fabulous meals, you just have to have more, and so we did. Stronger from our possibly generalised Netherlands' chips experience, and sated...

Radio KC, making my week

Radio KC, making my week

Radio Kaos Caribou (RKC) has been making my week, playing my music and tweeting some lovely words about it. What a lovely bunch of people! They have been playing every single one of my songs on their programs and promoting the music so that I have been getting lovely...

TV Interview on The Samy Priso Show

TV Interview on The Samy Priso Show

My first TV interview was a daunting experience. I realised something I had put in the back of my mind for a while: the fact that I always felt safe in the background, making things work from behind the scenes. This whole process of coming out of the Black, coming out...

Animating life

Animating life

I am one of those fans of anime, animated pictures with undeniable Japanese accents. It is in France that I fell in love with their energy, their original perspective, their ability to connect with many unexplored and sometimes unknown facets of the child in me, when...

Live at the Shroppie Fly, Audlem Festival 2015

Live at the Shroppie Fly, Audlem Festival 2015

What a great time I had at Audlem Festival this Sunday 24th of May. Huge thanks to Pete for inviting me (shame I could not see you!), John for setting me up, all the listeners from Audlem and even those who specially came from Bedford 😉 and beyond. Special thanks to...

we are poem

we are poem

we are poem - We are our own people since when do we reflect on another's mirror? we are a proud people since when is another's weakness our power? we're a people of the mind since when is ignorance our accepted bliss? we're a people of the heart since when is the...

Voting (The importance of)

Voting (The importance of)

I know that voting can seem like a waste of time especially when there is so little to chose from and when your choice might not win. But believe me, the satisfaction of having tried, of having fought, of having moved away from the sidelines is its own rewards as is...

Virtual hug of the day

Virtual hug of the day

I have received quite a few of those (virtual hugs that is) in the past few days from wonderful people supporting me in difficult times. This afternoon, I got myself a wonderfully huge virtual hug of the day this afternoon thanks to Alan and Tracey. Alan found out...

A day with Martin Suttons of The Songwriting Academy

A day with Martin Suttons of The Songwriting Academy

Band on the wall welcomed one of Martin Sutton's workshops, a day in which songwriters had the opportunity to hear about the experiences of an experienced colleague, the lessons he learnt and the advice he had, from song writing to everything else that takes it to the...

Ananze – a testimony that warms the heart

Ananze – a testimony that warms the heart

On the 6th of April last year, I was invited to perform at the Coeur A Coeur Acoustique in Paris by the promoter, writer and beautiful person Chantal Epee. It was a deep and amazing moment to me. The audience made me feel special and I recently received this fantastic...

Free like smoke single feat Jo Bywater

Free like smoke single feat Jo Bywater

I am a nostalgic and enjoy the old music as much as the next person. However, we sometimes spend far too much time wallowing in the past and forget to appreciate the present. So as much as I would have loved to duet with or really just sing the backing vocals for John...

An undeniably happy moment

An undeniably happy moment

When someone you admire for their taste in music (no matter what they say about it themselves! 😉 ) tells you they like what you have done, you become a child again, full of pure gratitude and sinking into the arms of such warm and cuddly comments. Thank you Bob...

In The Booth With Ruth

In The Booth With Ruth

I felt quite honoured to be invited by Writer and Broadcaster Ruth Jacobs for an interview as part of her "In the  Booth With Ruth" series. She looks into my passion, musical journey and songs at In The Booth With Ruth (interview). The interview takes place and was...

Brandon Scott interviews Tiki Black for MGN

Brandon Scott interviews Tiki Black for MGN

Brandon Scott interviews Tiki Black for MGN: "Her profound lyrics and beautiful vocal and piano arrangements are quickly garnering this singer-songwriter global respect, as her debut single 'Listen' soars up the charts. It is a paradox that fragility, pain, fear and...

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