BY FELICIA M. TOMASKO, RN
Laughter is something that comes eas- ily and often to singer and musician
Tina Malia. Her lilting laugh was a frequent part of our conversation--from her
lament wondering why interviewers don’t
ask easy questions to asides to bandmem-bers while they were preparing for an afternoon sound check in Seattle. Gratitude was
also evident in her voice when we shared
a sentiment from an LA Yoga reader who
felt her version of the Gayatri Mantra is
the best ever.
Malia is loved for more than mantra.
In addition to her acclaimed solo work,
she has performed with artists including
India.Aire, Carlos Santana, and Jai Uttal.
Currently Malia is involved in recording
a world music/acoustic album, similar to
the Song of the Soul Tour. She is also
recording something she likens to a cross
between Bjork and Sarah McLaughlin.
Malia is featured on Guru Ganesha Singh’s
latest album, she’s recently released music
with dub step DJ Bassnectar, and she is
collaborating with Kenny Loggins on a