2014 countdown - Malika Tirolien
Sur La Voie Ensoleillee from Malika Tirolien was the crowning jewel of our summer here at Ropeadope. Lush, soulful vocals drifiting over a solid groove with latin roots. Malika's vocal style moves from gentle to powerful with ease, and she shows her diverse musical interest on this record alongside her positive and empowered world view. This record hits our top list of quality recordings in our 15 year history. Support Malika's present and future by picking up a copy (or gifting one to a friend) right here. See what's happening in Malika's world right here.
Sew (C’est Toi)
malika tirolien & snarky puppy - Sew
Sur La Voie Ensoleillee
Malika Tirolien's new release - Sur La Voie Ensoleilee (‘On the High Road’) speaks of a positive, enlightened, and determined worldview. All of her life’s influences can be felt as Malika moves from Carribean vocals and rhythms from her native Guadeloupe to Soul and Jazz, to urban Montreal’s take on Hip-Hop. Delicate and precise, Malika’s universal voice is clear and compelling throughout. This record is a gem, and it drops right here, there and everywhere at midnight tonight.
The Snarky Puppy Family is having a reunion of sorts in Europe right now, with Malika Tirolien, N'Dambi, Magda Giannikou, and Shayna Steele all joining the Pups in Nice, Lugano, and the North Sea Jazz Festival. From all accounts it's been amazing, and raises the call for Family Dinner Volume 2. If you're lucky enough to be there, send us your pics - if not, settle back and revisit Volume 1. Malika Tirolien's new record drops this Tuesday - check in here for a preview.
Malika and The Pups in Europe
Malika Tirolien reunites with Snarky Puppy this week! First stop is Nice Jazz Festival in the (not so terrible) south of France. Then it's on to Estival Jazz in Lugano Switzerland, and finally the famed North Sea Jazz Festival. Snarky Puppy will be joined by Family Dinner performers Magda Giannikou, Shayna Steele, and N'Dambi as well. Wish we could catch all three! Get warmed up with Malika and the Pups right over here, and check out the new release right here.
The first single from Malika Tirolien's upcoming release drops today - you may remember the live recording (with Snarky Puppy) of this soulful track. Head on over to Malika's bandcamp page and pick up the single, or if you are inclined to preorder the album you'll get the track for immediate download. If Itunes is your jawn, jump in right here and get it, love it, give it some stars.
she is the one
Malika Tirolien delivered the soul-searing final track on Snarky Puppy's Family Dinner with a stage presence and command that still gives us chills. The best music travels, coming back to us with all of the experience and culture it has picked up along the way. Malika embodies that, with soul roots cultivated in her native Guadeloupe and nurtured in Montreal. We are beyond proud to announce that the new Malika Tirolien record, Sur La Voie Ensoleillée, will be released right here at Ropeadope on July 15 th. Watch Malika perform right here, and stay tuned folks - this is the one.
I’m Not The One