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Listen To Troy Kingi's New Album 'Black Sea Golden Ladder'

Listen To Troy Kingi's New Album 'Black Sea Golden Ladder'

Annabel Kean / Friday 18th June, 2021 10:28AM

Troy Kingi (Te Arawa, Ngāpuhi, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui) shares Black Sea Golden Ladder, a collection of folk songs written in collaboration with award-winning, genre-spanning songwriter Delaney Davidson. This is Kingi's fifth album in his 10 10 10 Series, and marks the halfway point of his ambitious project with what he says is "the most personal of all my albums – the first one I feel that is truly about me". Black Sea Golden Ladder is different not only in style, but in how the duo crafted each track — digging deep into Kingi's memories from primary school to fatherhood over the course of just a few days, with Davidson falling into the role "somewhat of a shrink". It was also part of Pōneke's Matairangi Mahi Toi Artist Residency, which was established in 2016 specially to nurture the creative endeavours of Māori and Pasifika.

From singles 'Call My Name' and 'Sleep' you couldn't know the paths Kingi would take on the full album. He lets his voice soar in epic, expansive track 'You In My Arms', and explores folk nooks and crannies across musical metaphors for Love, The Meaning, Mortality and more. Catch these two icons in the flesh this August on the not-to-be-missed Black Sea Golden Ladder Aotearoa tour...

Troy Kingi with Delaney Davidson - Black Sea Golden Ladder Tour

Saturday 7 August - Turner Centre, Kerikeri
Sunday 8 August - Leigh Sawmill, Leigh
Tuesday 10 August - Forum North, Whangarei
Thursday 12 August - Clarence St Theatre, Hamilton
Friday 13 August - Theatre Royal, New Plymouth
Sunday 15 August - Opera House, Whanganui
Tuesday 17 August - Theatre Royal, Nelson
Saturday 21 August - James Hay Theatre, Christchurch
Sunday 22 August - Regent Theatre, Dunedin
Saturday 28 August - Opera House, Wellington w/ live band The Senses
Saturday 4 September - Town Hall, Auckland 
w/ live band The Senses

Tickets available via

Troy Kingi's 'Black Sea Golden Ladder' is out now via AAA Records.


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