Tiana honored me by recording some of my songs, which she plans to include on her next CD.
Here is Tiana singing “Hear Our Cries, Sophia.”
Hear our cries, hear our cries, hear our cries, Sophia;
hear our cries, hear and arise; hear and arise, Sophia.
You cry out with us; you feel injustice with us.
How long, how long will wrong prevail? Hear and arise, Sophia. Refrain
Come, give us courage when evildoers flourish;
with you we all will overcome; hear and arise, Sophia. Refrain
Come, give us wisdom to work with you for freedom;
with you we will create new life; hear and arise, Sophia. Refrain
Words © 2017 Jann Aldredge-Clanton STEAL AWAY
Performed by: Tiana Marquez
Lyrics: Jann Aldredge-Clanton
Katie Ketchum: “Christ-Sophia” painting
Stacy Boorn: 3 “Christ-Sophia” paintings
Elaine Chan-Scherer: “Sacred Feminine” painting
Mirta Toledo: “Sophia” painting
Since singing a solo in church at age three, Tiana Marquez has had an active career in the arts. In adulthood, she has found fulfillment in contributing to the cultural life of her community, with an emphasis on highlighting the African-American experience.
Tiana has performed at a number of locations from California to Canada, from the United States to the United Kingdom, in churches, libraries, and schools. She has performed live on radio and television. Whatever the venue, Tiana captivates diverse audiences with her multi-cultural storytelling and song.
Tiana has released five albums, featuring both her music and storytelling.
Tiana Marquez holds an M.A. in Art Education, specializing in Art Therapy, and has had intensive training in dance, acting, and singing. She sees herself as not just a performer, but also an educator, believing the arts to be an important means of teaching non-violence and tolerance.