Teneia is an award-winning singer-songwriter, producer and composer from Jackson, MS. She's a US State Dept. cultural ambassador and international touring artist.
Her work has been featured on HBO, Netflix and many independent films.
She currently lives in New Orleans and is working on her 8th studio album.
A BLACK ROCK OPERA
"Dark Utopia" is a 18-song dazzling, uplifting, and nebulous, Black rock opera album produced by Teneia Sanders. This album features international and cross cultural collaborations with a beautiful merge of melodies.
The eclectic multi-genre album covers many social issues; sexism, racial inequality, toxic masculinity, Black Lives Matter, feminism and other important topics through the lens of dynamic character development. Using musical storytelling throughout many genres (folk, soul, hip-hop, opera, rock, gospel, ragtime, pop, Afrofusion and klezmer).
The project's primary purpose is to hire, elevate and uplift Black voices through many genres and sounds. Along with addressing social issues to hold deeper conversations, through music and visual art.
After so much social unrest and imbalance in the world, I realized that I wanted to create a project that used music to open up the dialogue about racism, sexism, abuse and so many other tough things that I have faced as a Black LBGTQ+ artist. By creating a conceptual album, I can showcase different vocal viewpoints to explore all of these social themes in song and visual format.
COME on the journey to support, "Dark Utopia."
I am thrilled to announce that I am raising funds to support the development and board distribution of Dark Utopia: my Black Rock Opera. To complete this ambitious project, I am raising a total of $600, 000 for two years of development and full production for distribution. Sponsor Perks at all levels start at $500.00. Click the "BE A SPONSOR" and/or "FINANCIALS" buttons to learn more…
FIRST GOAL: $10,000 by Jan 1. 2024
SECOND GOAL: 50,000 by Mar 1. 2024
RECENT SUCCESS OF
FEATURES MY RECENT COLLABORATION WITH
"MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA"
MS Symphony Orchestra 10.29.23 (shorts)
Along with the musical album, Teneia provides a behind-the-scenes look into the making of
“Dark Utopia” as a mini-documentary series.
Watch her FIRST TWO EPISODES with CAC Fusion band (Tanzania)
and her all female band from Mississippi below.