Troy is nearing the mid-point of his aspirational 10 10 10 Series (to release 10 albums in 10 genres in 10 years). His latest album, Black Sea, Golden Ladder is a collaboration with award winning artist and producer Delaney Davidson.
It is a folk/songwriter music compilation of free-form compositions set to ten original poems documenting the life cycle of humankind. This concert features the songs from the album, about birth, school, love, sleep, work, and death.
Kingi is the 2020 recipient of the Mātairangi Mahi Toi Māori Artist Residency at Government House, a partnership between the Office of the Governor General of New Zealand and Toi Rauwhārangi College of Creative Arts at Massey University Wellington to encourage and promote the development of Māori and Pasifika visual arts and creative practices.
Black Sea Golden Ladder is Troy Kingi's most intriguing, unexpected album yet