Reggae Fusion Jazz
It’s hard to put Tchiya or her music into a category, but if you enjoy listening to great music with an incredible Island feeling, then you will surely enjoy The Best, Tchiya Amet’s new CD release by HousTone Records. This record is a collection of music spanning Tchiya’s 20 year career, and the title says it all: it is definitely “The Best.” The CD has a World, Jazzy, Native, Latin vibe, and is definitely something special, from the Timeless Classics Collection VOL. XI: Sultry Women set for early download release May 12, 2017 and on CD hard copy June 20, 2017.
“Her music is rooted in Roots Reggae, Traditional Native American, Afro Brazilian and Afro Cuban music, a blend of Indigenous and Contemporary world rhythms I call 'Reggae Fusion Jazz,'” says Sirron Kyles, General Manager at HousTone Records.
Tchiya is a student of several languages, “I can order dinner and get around town in many places!” she jokes. Many different languages are featured in songs on this CD. “Often referred to as the Island’s Robert Flack because of her soft vocal style, but similarities to Sade and Esperanza Spalding, a mild Erykah Badu, Sun Ra because of Tchiya’s fondness for unique instrumental arrangements, and of course Bob Marley because of her oneness messages which are always featured in her song lyrics,” says Marc Gordon, Entertainment Editor, Waiting Room, USA Magazine.
Musician, singer, song writer, poet, and philosopher, Tchiya Amet grew up on the South Side of Chicago, IL. Her ancestral heritage resembles a patchwork quilt; she is proud of being of African & Native American descent, which includes Cherokee and Blackfoot, and may be one of the reasons why she chose to become Tchiya Amet El Maat, Natural Wellness Therapist, Specializing in Kemetic Healing and Egyptian Yoga, her Caregiver Persona.