"…from the moment this woman stepped on stage and began her performance I knew I would never forget her… her a capella vocal strength sent shivers of awe down my spine. Mihirangi held the audience's avid attention… She absolutely blew us away." Beat Magazine, Melbourne, Isabel Lim
Mihirangi's past 3 years have been a global whirlwind which has seen her astonishing one woman show capture and mesmerize audiences in Canada, USA, Australia and Aotearoa. She is a favourite at festival's across the world and has had the privilege of performing with the likes of Public Enemy, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Lee Scratch Perry, Blue King Brown, The Resin Dogs, Ladi6, Rhombus and Cornerstone Roots.
In addition to this Mihirangi has been involved in the global political scene performing in LA at the 30th Anniversary Benefit concert for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (yes the one's who ram the whaling ships) to an audience of Globally active artists including The Dixie Chicks, the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Pierce Brosnan and Martin Sheen. Mihirangi was a crew member of the Sea Shepherd ship The Steve Irwin in its pursuit of the Japanese Whaling fleet to shutdown illegal Whaling down to the Antarctic.
Mihirangi is a solo artist taking music to a new level with her performance style, creating her own band sound live in front of her audience using a loop pedal, the key to Mihirangi's sound is the layering of her own vocal sounds. From the foundation of phat solid bass lines to intricately layered harmonies, rhythmic 'ska' chops, sensuous jazzy riffs and beat-boxing – it's all done with her voice. Also a multi-instrumentalist Mihirangi plays percussion, guitar and traditional Maori instruments.
Renowned for her distinctive vocal style with an extraordinary range of power, expression, vitality and intensity, Mihirangi possesses both feminine tenderness and grrrrl power. A dream weaver with a confidence and credibility in her natural expression of stagecraft she is a performer who imaginatively reflects the moment.
Mihirangi was raised in a touring musical family with a history that exposes a passionate affection for her Maori ancestry. With her unique sound, the parallel of the ancient and modern is portrayed in the distinctiveness of her writing and the spirit in which it is delivered is with the composure of a woman fulfilling her destiny.
Playing out her concerns for indigenous, environmental and spiritual issues and endearing herself to audiences around the world, her journey and insight offers a refreshing perspective of contemporary culture. Although reverent in her traditional deliverance, when her groove kicks in, Mihirangi is all liberation and raw power. Her utterly unique musical vision, and the cross-cultural harmony that she herself represents, will be heard.