I am thrilled to share that I was awarded the 2021 OMA for Songwriter of The Year for my songs Planks and Marietta and The Drought! Planks and Marietta was also nominated in the category of Durham Song of The Year.
I wrote this song about two tragic events. One while the world watched, the other close to home and relatively unknown. Both are hard to fathom and difficult to process but somehow we must, and then make change.
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“I had chills over and over as I listened! It has such artistry in its storytelling, its heartbreaking reserve, and the emotional strain/tension that runs through it. Artists have a special kind of bravery that’s linked with telling the truth. In this case, Tania rescues a moment in history from obscurity or suppression, and ask us to contemplate its wider relevance – to the community, to Blacks elsewhere, and to the world – as she tenderly explore the disjunction between appearance and reality. I find the song unaccountably moving.“– Marie Zimmerman, Executive Director, Hillside Festival