Music & Videos

With four releases to her credit, Tiana Marquez continues to live
into her dream of creating music and stories of spirituality and
the human experience. Most recently she has expanded her focus to
include video production. Scroll down to read more about the music
and watch videos.

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Tiana Marquez - Acapella Spiritual Recording



Tiana Marquez performs the spiritual "Mary Had a Baby"

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© 2012 by Tiana Marquez. All rights reserved. Unathorized duplication prohibitied. Please write for permission.





Tiana's Recordings

Winter Holidays Remix

The music on this album comes from different cultural backgrounds, religions, and ages to produce a holiday album all can enjoy.

Winter Holidays Cover Art

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Storys and songs included:

1. Children Go Where I Send Thee, Spiritual, 3:53
2. Scarlet Ribbons by Jack Segal, 3:16
3. Wonderful World by George David Weiss, 3:56
4. The Christmas Song by Mel Torme, 2:13
5. My Dreidel, Traditional 0:59
6. Ave Maria, by Franz Schubert, 5:27
7. Mary Had a Baby, Spiritual, 3:13
8. Silent Night/Holy Night, music by Franz Xaver Gruber, lyrics by Joseph Mohr, 5:07
9. Hinei Ma Tov, Traditional 2:21
10. If I Can Help Somebody by A. Baxel Androzzo, 3:52
11. Winter Night by Shelley Jackson Denham, 3:25
12. Kwanzaa Time by Tiana Marquez, 6:03

Produced by Tiana Marquez, ASCAP
Musicians and Arrangers: Tiana Marquez, Dave Gitterman*, Jack Segal, Allison Halerz, George David Weiss, Eva Young, Brandy Sinco,
Recorded at Big Sky Recording Studio
Additional recording at Double "B" Productions Studio
Engineer Chris Duross.
Engineer Bonnie Billups, Jr.
Photo by Pask Video Productions
Layout and Cover Design by Dr. George Hoffman
* Dave Gitterman is the accompanist for two of the Temple Beth Emeth youth choirs. He also plays piano with the Klezmer Fusion Band and at various senior centers in the area. Dave sings base with the Ann Arbor Vocal Arts Ensemble and the Temple Beth Emeth Choir.

 

Down by the Riverside

The oral tradition of storytelling is used to dramatize and personalize history. Although the stories are designed to educate and remember, they also entertain children of all ages and cultural backgrounds. They provide a bridge for multicultural understanding.

Down by the Riverside Cover Art

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Storys and songs included:

1. Ring Them Bells, 4:16
2. Women in the Fields, 7:40
3. Juneteenth, 2:52
4. Down by the Riverside, 2:19
5. Children's Crusade, 16:38
6. Tamale Man, 6:46
7. A Village, 2:54
8. Mertice's Gift, 6:48
9. Kwanzaa Time, 6:07

Inspired by the Muse and the African-American
oral tradition

Written and Performed by Tiana Marquez, ASCAP
Produced by Bonnie Billups, Jr. & Tiana Marquez
Recorded at Double "B" Productions
Special Sound Effects & Engineer Bonnie Billups, Jr.
Final Mixing at Solid Sound Studio
Engineer Chris Goosman
Photo by Smiling Faces Photography
Drummers Matthew Dillion & LeRon Williams
Cover Design & Layout by George Hoffman

 

About the Album
Down by the Riverside is a collection of songs and original stories, inspired by Tiana's childhood memories. At that time in some areas of the rural South, down by the riverside was a very special place, a place to meet friends and relatives, have picnics, fish, and wash clothes. Ministers would preach and people would be baptized. Often at the riverside, people would tell stories and gossip. Before the Emancipation, some slaves would sneak away to go to the river.
About the Stories and Songs
The first song is adapted from an African American Spiritual, Ring Them Bells. Often gatherings in the days of slavery began with a song, passing along events of the day. The first story is the lament of a woman during slavery. Emancipation from the African American perspective follows in the story "Juneteenth." After the Spiritual, "Down by the Riverside," is an original story on the Children's Crusade, which occurred during the Civil Rights struggle of the 1960's. Tamale man is the humorous story of a street vendor and Mertice's Gift tells how a child uses his creativity to obtain a wonderful gift. Original songs are "A Village" and "Kwanzaa Time."

Parental guidance is suggested for a word used in the story "The Children's Crusade" (the "N" word).

 

Healing Celebration

A collection primarily of Spirituals and original compositions. 

Healing Celebration

Spirituals are the music created by black slaves, in the tobacco and cotton fields of the American South. Spirituals were often inspired by Old Testament stories, because the slave could identify with the bondage of the Israelites. The music was handed down for more than 300 years.

Regardless of the listener's ethnic or cultural background, this music has the power to call people back to their spiritual roots by soothing, uplifting, and renewing the soul.

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Storys and songs included:

1. Ave Maria (Shubert) 5:23
2. Honor Honor (Spiritual, arr. Galloway) 1:43
3. How Come Me Here (Spiritual) 2:49
4. Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel (Spiritual, arr. Marquez) 1:20
5. Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child (Spiritiaul, arr. Galloway) 5:54
6. It's Me Oh Lord (Spiritual, arr. Marquez) 1:21
7. A Village (Marquez) 2:55
8. This Little Light Of Mine (Loes and Christianson, arr. Marquez) 2:21
9. Deep River (Spiritual) 2:44
10. My Lord What A Morning (Spiritual, arr. Marquez) 2:00
11. Plenty Good Room (Spiritual, arr. Galloway) 2:37
12. Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho (Spiritual, arr. Marquez) 2:08
13. He's Got De Whole World In His Hand (Traditional) 3:14
14. Go Down Moses (Spiritual, arr. Marquez) 4:11
15. De Blind Man Stood On The Road & Cried (Spiritual, arr. Galloway)
16. Infinite Mother (Marquez) 1:40
17. A Balm In Gilead (Spiritual) 2:28
18. Fix Me & Prayer (Traditional) 3:49

Produced by Bob Kinsey & Barry Paul
All vocals by Tiana Marquez
Engineered by Bob Kinsey
Mixed & Mastered by Barry Paul
Recorded at:
Sage & Sound, Hollywood, CA
Third Street Productions, Ann Arbor, MI
Barry Paul Recording, North Hollywood, CA

Musicians:
Tiana Marquez, Vocals
Michael Galloway & Eva Young, Piano
LeRon Williams, Drums

Cover Design & Layout by George Hoffman
Photographs by Vicky L. Krist & Kinje
© 1996 by Tiana Marquez, ASCAP

 

Tiana Marquez Rejoices in Her Spiritual Heritage

Tiana's first album, recorded in 1990, is a collection of Spirituals.

Tiana Marquez Rejoices in Her Spiritual Heritage



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Storys and songs included:

1. Honor Honor, 1:41
2. Deep River, 2:41
3. De Gospel Train, 1:16
4. Sometime I Feel Like a Motherless Child, 5:46
5. His Name So Sweet, 3:04
6. Were You There, 5:37
7. Plenty Good Room, 2:33
8. Nobody Knows De Trouble I've Seen, 3:04
9. Fix Me, 4:51
10. He's Got De Whole World In His Hand, 3:12
11. De Blind Man Stood On De Road An' Cried, 3:18
12. Oh, What a Beautiful City, 1:55

Produced and Performed by Tiana Marquez
Engineered by Bob Kinsey
Assistant Engineer Jerry Wood
Recorded and mixed at Sage & Sound Studio, Hollywood, CA
Vocals and vocal arrangements by Tiana Marquez
Pianist Michael Galloway
Piano arrangement for "His Name So Sweet" by Michael Galloway
Original album designer and coordinator Elizabeth Francois
Photography by Mona Quon
© 1990 by Tiana Marquez




Tiana's Video Production

The David Byrd Chapel: 25 Years of Service


Watch the film Tiana produced to tell the story behind The David Byrd Chapel in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. David Byrd was a black architect commissioned to come to Ann Arbor to teach and prepare his black students for the building trade.  To provide his students with hands-on building experience, he purchased land and had his students build a structure to provide the black community for a meeting place.  The building eventually became a chapel.

Watch on YouTube.

© 2013 Tiana Marquez