Tiger Balme is comprised of five female-identifying musicians who hail mostly from Asian ethnicity and culture. Based in Toronto, the group creates transparent, tender music that is born of self-love, sisterhood, and healing; the community created within the group is one of its defining qualities. The music created offers an alternative sound; resonant vibraphone and a percussive pulse ground an ensemble of delicate plucked instruments and ethereal harmonies. Our band was formed on a shared desire to increase representation of female-identifying artists and people of colour in the local Toronto music scene. Rooted in the gentle power of resilience, our songs turn an honest, loving eye toward the beating heart, finding belonging in marginalized places and identities.