Ta’Kaiya, 13, lives in North Vancouver and is from the Sliammon First Nation. “Shallow Waters,: recorded July 2010, is one of 5 songs co written by Ta’Kaiya and her singing instructor/professional songwriter/pianist Aileen De La Cruz. Ta’Kaiya is also known for singing “Amazing Grace” in the Sliammon language, translated by her grandfather. Ta’Kaiya began working with Aileen since the age of 4. She began singing at pow wows and cultural events in both BC and Washington State at the age of 6. Ta'Kaiya began public speaking at the same age. Ta’Kaiya has also recorded the songs “Carried Away,” “Watching Over Me,” and “Wonderful, Beautiful” in June 2011, and “Ajoomish Gloklas” (Amazing Grace) in spring 2012.
Ta’Kaiya has made 3 music videos: Shallow Waters (videoinvancouver.com), Carried Away and Wonderful, Beautiful (David Malkoff). An entire production team is producing a new video of “Earth Revolution,” including international children’s choirs, children canoeing in a traditional ocean-going canoe from the Squamish Nation, and Green Screen filmed at the Capilano College studios, directed by Amanda Tapping and a huge team of volunteers. It is planned for release in late March, 2013.
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