A solo performer of soulful world roots & loops, singing in English & Maori with an extraordinary range of power, expression, vitality and intensity; Mihirangi live records & layers multiple vocal harmonies, vocal bass lines, beatboxing, percussion, traditional Maori instruments & acoustic guitar.


Renowned for her distinctive vocal style with an extraordinary range of power, expression, vitality and intensity, Mihirangi possesses both feminine tenderness and grrrrl power. An activist and a dream weaver with a confidence and credibility in her natural expression of stagecraft she is a performer who imaginatively reflects the moment.

Dubbed “the Maori Princess of funk”, Mihirangi is a solo artist of contemporary originals and soulful world roots with a rare 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 fat solid bass lines to intricately layered harmonies, rhythmic ‘ska’ chops, sensuous jazzy riffs and beat-boxing – its all done with her voice. Also a multi-instrumentalist Mihirangi plays percussion, guitar, koauau (Maori bone flute), rhythm poi and long poi.

Born in Aotearoa (NZ) and currently residing in Australia, Mihirangi was raised in a touring musical family with a history that exposes a passionate affection for her Maori ancestry. With a unique Polynesian global 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.

Having guested with the likes of Lee Scratch Perry, Michael Franti, K’Naan, Salmonella Dub, and The Waifs, Mihirangi has served a rich and diverse musical apprenticeship while her broad talents have infiltrated all levels of the global music scene: She’s sung at the helm of a three-hundred-plus choir, hosted a Maori Haka at the Melbourne International Arts Festival, worked in television for three years as host of “Noise TV”. and recently performed at the 30th Anniversary of the Sea Shepherd Gala Benefit in LA to the likes of Martin Sheen, The Chillli Peppers and the Dixie Chicks.

In the past two years Mihirangi has been a highlight of the national and international festival circuits. Her unforgettable performances surpassed all expectations and her one-woman show was the toast of the Canadian, Australian and New Zealand music industries. Being one of the top selling festival artists.

Mihirangi's new single and album are on the way with sponsorship from Roland for a state of the art live rig, record company interest. Now with major booking agents in Australia & Canada and interest from the USA 2008 is set to be an even bigger year.


Moemoea Reka - EP 2004
Kulcha Nation - Album 2006
No War - EP 2008

Set List

All Originals
Normal Concert is 45 minutes to 1hr 15mins

Kulcha Nation
Tena Koutou
Wash Away the Day
World Citizen
Welcome to our Country
Sweet Dreaming
Poi Song
Kingdom Come