About Tchiya!

Tchiya Amet El Maat

Awakening to the beauty of her journey, Tchiya Amet, singer, songwriter & keyboard artist, shares her sweet sounds and lyrical reflections with the rhythms of reggae, world and celestial music.


Chicago, IL Born August 5th, 1961 and raised as a young girl on the South side of Chicago, Il., Tchiya’s interests were as diverse as her cultural heritage.  Her rich background resembles a patchwork quilt with the golden thread of spirit connecting each facet of her life.  


Tchiya has First Nations Roots: Moor, Cherokee/Tsalagi, Creole, and Blackfoot. She is contemporary Urban Indigenous Woman, which is complemented by her core ties with mother-nature and her close affinity to the land, water, animals, cosmos and spirit.  She is comfortable in the remoteness of the countryside, the depths of a lush jungle or on stage at metropolitan nightclubs soothing the hearts and souls of those within listening range. In essence, her gifts of lyricism, music and performance manifest in every fiber of her being and allows her roots to reach the now, the then and the will be… 

As a young girl at the age of eight, she played the piano for many hours a day and composed her own tunes without formal training.  She continued to play and write mostly for herself. 

Music Shaped by Life Experiences

Much of her music is shaped by her life experiences. Her roots in the rich and diverse music town of Chicago, IL is replete with a keen sense of appreciation for life and its’ many nuances. At Oberlin College where she secured a degree in Physics and also entered the realm of The Conservatory. Simultaneously continuing her musical interest, Tchiya took up Jazz Piano and went on to perform with the Oberlin Jazz Ensemble. 

As member of the ABUSUA Black Student Campus organization, Tchiya was introduced to many meaningful ideals, principles and prophets of the Black Consciousness Movement.  This would include Ron Karenga, founder of the Nguza Saba (the foundation for the cultural observance of Kwanzaa) as well as Malcolm X, “Until all of us are free, none of us are free!”

After Oberlin, Tchiya studied Galactic Astronomy in the graduate program at the University of Texas in Austin with Gerard and Antoinette de Vaucouleurs. Some years later, this is also where she began her studies in Cultural Astronomy with Linda Schele.  It was during this time that she learned about Natural Life and Healing, Yoga, the Spirit and Power of the Mind. Complimenting her healing consciousness, Reggae Music, the Rastafarian and Black Hebrew Israelite Movements opened her eyes and mind to Truth, History, Health and Culture.  

As a natural progression, Tchiya became a vegetarian, yoga instructor, herbalist, a proponent of home-schooling, a professional musician, performing & recording artist, festival producer, organic gardener, natural foods co-op organizer, cultural astronomer, & most recently, acutonics (cosmic sound healing) practitioner and instructor.

Tchiya’s CD(s)

Third CD       “Celestial Folk Music”

Second CD    “Rise Again Truth”

First CD        “Black Turtle Island”

She has completed 2 CD’s:  “Rise Again Truth” and “Black Turtle Island”. The past year has been spent mostly in production for the third CD entitled “Celestial Folk Music” which was recorded mostly in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and will be released later this year  (2010).


“Keeper of the Dream”

Tchiya is a “Keeper of the Dream”.  The healing energy of her life is illuminating her music.  Her natural singing voice & lyrics embody the spirit of beauty and variety as well as metamorphosis of rebirth, love & hope.  The lion is her ally.  Tchiya embraces the lion and learns to balance power, intention and strength with the feline grace and majesty.  Her heartfelt change is transformational, leading the way to rebirth and clarity – that we are all related to one another. 

Guided by the Sun and the Stars, this sister reminds us that the Sun is the prime source of light and heat for Planet Earth, and combined with rain it brings forth and sustains life.  Tchiya is combining her gifts in music and science:  healing & awareness with Sound; performing music that is inspired by the Ancient Wisdom which is to be found in Cultural Astronomy: the Traditional and Contemporary Celestial Worldviews of Indigenous Peoples of the Four Directions, and also in acutonics, with the Music of the Spheres. 

Tchiya also shares the Teachings of the Four Directions, including Bhagavad Gita, the Lotus Sutra, The Kybalion, the Kabala, Cherokee Legends, Lakota Sundance, & Maat from Kemet. 

Universal Truth 

She is reaching out to a wider audience the more universal her music becomes–expounding the Universal Truth, the Law of Life. 

Tchiya, warm like the light of the sun and the heart of a lion, is Born to Rule. Her recordings are dedicated to the Great Universe who opened the path to her higher Self.

Each song is a prayer…


16 thoughts on “About Tchiya!

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  3. How strange to say that PTSD has plagued you for 25years without more than an insinuating leap to link Dr Tyson to your disorder. Seemingly you possess a strong imagination as do I. From the account of your experience in this article, you tell of loosing consciousness and regaining it next day still in his company. Also that spending time alone with him in his home was a frequent occurrence. One presumes that returning often was without coercion or untoward advances which could suggest carnal intensions. That said, I must envision a deliberate plan to render you unconscious in order to rape your limp and unresponsive body. That’s the part which stymied me in the account. Even a submissive lover radiates some reaction during sex. Rape is generally understood as an impulse of domination over a helpless victim suggesting a struggling event culminating with vanquishing the other whom is thereby diminished to an object of conquest which feeds an internalized hatred of women. The rapist’s sexual passion comes from releasing pent up anger over distorted sexuality rather than release of normal sexual energy. Had you been conscious, you might have recognized the difference which is observations would lend support to a charge of having been raped. Since rape is not about mutual pleasure, you would not have enjoyed the event. Under my viewpoint on rape, your account seems peculiar from a psychosexual standpoint and without conscious memory of your body being violated, it’s difficult to understand a connection between your blackout and your PTSD.


    • Hello. No, I stated that I regained consciousness briefly in his apt, have no idea what day it was actually, then passed out again. Next thing I recall is seeing him at the Astronomy dept the “next” day. I never visited him again after this incident. We were friends, colleagues until this happened. We were NEVER lovers. You seem to be fascinated by the subject of rape, and hell bent on proving that it could not be rape nor could I experience ptsd since I was unconsciousness. If I ever speak to NDT again, I will let him know you would like to be drugged and raped so that you can prove it impossible to experience trauma after being unconscious. How much is he paying you to do this?

      If you find fault with my diagnosis, you can contact the therapists and counselors that have helped me over the years. You can try to talk to people that know and care about me. There have been other events that contributed to the ptsd. However, having to endure seeing your rapist on tv almost everyday when he was gaining popularity, over the course of two decades, was re-traumatizing which made it worse. I think you might prefer a porn channel that deals with rape.

      Even though I was unconscious, the memory is still engraved in my consciousness and the trauma is still trapped in my body. This event was not my imagination and at this point, doing what needed to be done back then so that I can continue to heal and find closure. Being understood by people like you is of no importance to me. Thank you for participating in the process.


    • Was not a blackout. I was rendered unconscious by a monster. I accelted a glass of water from who was once my friend. Why are you questioning me? Tyson is the one that needs to be interrogated. Or maybe you need to be the one in question?


    • Good Rising Troy. Your comment made me chuckle, then I started to cry! LOL!! Just the inspiration I needed to write a few blogs and post something about the Winter Solstice New Moon. Thanks for making my day!

      Oneness, Tchiya


  4. Yeah I’m not buying this story for a second. Seems like you had a random picture of him and decided to see if you could get some publicity for your shitty music.


    • Not a random photo: I took that photo with my own camera back when I was a grad student. That photo was taken in my apartment! I am not trying to sell you anything. I have compassion for ignorant people. I do the world a favor by ignoring them. After this, you have a free lifetime membership of being ignored….enjoy!


    • Forgot to mention this: My music gets plenty of publicity when I choose to market, or perform. I assure you it is far from shitty. Only someone with no class or intelligence would cal it that.


  5. Thank you oh so much for your songs. I found your Black Turtle Island CD in my community cultural center in the take and leave box about 4 years ago and have been quenched by the Spirit that sings through you ever since!

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    • Wow! Thank you so much. I am thankful to say more music soon come. There are 5 other cds for you to listen to as well. What is the mailing address for community center? What is your fav song on thAt cd? I have more than one fav! Lol! Rivers, The One, Institution. All of them! Haha


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