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Mihirangi

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Dub, Roots

Country of Origin:

New Zealand

Mihirangi’s astonishing show has captured and mesmerized audiences both nationally and internationally, becoming a touring favorite with her unique sound. She has performed with Public Enemy, Arrested Development, Sly and Robbie, Michael Franti and Lee Scratch Perry.

Singing in both Maori and English and dubbed the 'Maori Princess of Funk' & the 'Queen of Loops', Mihirangi creates her own band sound live in front of her audience. Utilizing a loop pedal, the key to her music is the layering of her own vocal sounds. From the foundation of earth-shaking bass lines to intricately layered harmonies, rhythmic ‘ska’ chops, sensuous jazzy riffs and beat boxing – it’s all done with the power of her voice, an incredible vocal range and an exceptional talent for timing, rhythm and dynamic tonality.

A solo artist and multi-instrumentalist Mihirangi also plays percussion, keyboards, guitar and Taonga Puoro (traditional Maori instruments). For her international and national tours and festivals she is joined on stage with DJ Katch and Tony McCall from the Resin Dogs adding drums, cuts, scratches and samples supplying a high level of energy to Mihirangi’s already lively beat-boxing & percussion laced shows.

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