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A Wāhine Toa is a Warrior Woman – a Woman who embodies the potency of her feminine power, celebrating her virtues and sacredness. These women represent their tribes from Aotearoa – the Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāti Maniapoto Peoples. This production is an exploration of contemporary Indigenous music and dance that invokes and expresses the strength and spiritual earthy power of the feminine. It is a production of Māori world roots with live looping, traditional instruments and weaponry, spiritual beats, deep bass, harmonies, traditional calls and chants in Māori and English and inspiring cultural identity.
Mama Mihi is Mihirangi, world-renowned as Aotearoa NZ's Artist Activist and the Queen of Live Loops. A songstress with a tool-box full of musical and innovative magic, she weaves live loops of vocals, intricate harmonies, using the taonga puoro (traditional instruments), guitar, keyboards, world percussion and adding in beat-boxing, drums and earth shaking bass lines with lyrics that melodically and poetically speak to indigenous and environmental issues. Supported by the dance, vocals and performance of the Mareikura, recognized as female supernatural beings, the show is a colourful event of traditional and contemporary Maori culture celebrating the power and talent of our Maori women