Tina has just been received into the Ordre National du Mérite (National Order of Merit) in Paris, for her outstanding contribution to French Art and Culture.
French Cultural Minister, Frédéric Mitterrand decorated Tina with the insignia of Knighthood at an intimate ceremony in the French Culture Offices.
The award, rarely given to non French nationals, acknowledges Tina's contribution to the Arts, and her devotion to cultural exchange.
Tina said :
"I am honoured to be presented with the award, I feel like I am a bridge between two cultures... It inspires me, I want to continue to experiment in that exchange".