Malika Tirolien was raised in an artistic environment – Her grandfather Guy Tirolien, inspired her with poems, her grandmother is a pianist, and her father is a self taught multi-instrumentalist. This background shaped her will to become an artist, and she began singing as a teenager. A powerful stage performer, Malika took the lead in Cirque Du Soleil’s La Nouba and has appeared with respected artists Esperanza Spalding, Laura Mvula, Lalah Hathaway, Lara Fabian and Alain Jean-Marie. One of her performance caught the eyes and ears of Michael League of Snarky Puppy and she was invited to perform as one of eight vocalists on the Grammy winning release Snarky Puppy’s Family Dinner. Her powerful song “I’m not the one” closes the now legendary performance. Her stage presence, her precise and soulful delivery, her attitude, and her strength absolutely captivate the audience.
Malika’s debut album – 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. She has defended her album through unforgettable shows around the globe (China, India, USA, Brazil, French West Indies, Canada, and more). But it’s not enough for this indefatigable explorer! 2017 announces the release of the project “Bokanté”, produced by Michael League from Snarky Puppy and in which Malika wrote and sings all the Lyrics!