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Fri 12 Mar 2010, 9:00pm

Where: Orca Restaurant and Bar, 2 Wallis Street, Raglan, Waikato

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Listed by: orcarestaurant

Mihirangi is all grrrrrrl power – commanding and conscious, humorous and carefree, her powerful message and music is hypnotic and provocative.

“It’s Zap Mama, Sheila Chandra, Kate Bush and Billie Holiday being channeled by one woman and one powerful and dynamic voice”.

Mihirangi’s astonishing show has captured and mesmerized audiences both nationally and internationally, becoming a touring favourite 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.

Appealing to audiences around the world her persuasive lyrics play out her concerns for indigenous, environmental and spiritual issues. An activist and dream-weaver Mihirangi has performed at "Power to the Peaceful" to an audience of 60,000 in San Francisco and was the guest performer at the Sea Shepherd Conservation Societies 30th Anniversary Benefit in Santa Monica to an audience of fellow international artist-activists including The Dixie Chicks, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Pierce Brosnan and Martin Sheen.

“Mihirangi has got locked down a whole new way of doing music… it’s going to revolutionize us as artists and I’m supporting it because I think it’s awesome” Speech from Arrested Development.

Being dubbed as an entrepreneur for changing the history of independent music Mihirangi has created a self-produced fan-funded independent project called “Future Producer”. This project is allowing her fans to become personally involved in the production of her next album, voting for the songs, artwork, lyrics, etc they want on her album. From first point of sale her fans receive revenue for their involvement plus a copy of the album once it’s completed.

An artist that has people sitting up, listening and taking notice for all the right reasons. Mihirangi's utterly unique musical vision and the cross-cultural harmony that she herself represents is being heard.