She has so much spirit, passion, confidence on stage, and an expressive sharing nature – and when she cranks it up it only gets better! —Scoop
With melodies caressed into shape by the language of her ancestors, Whirimako has carved out a musical pathway leading from the mists of the Urewera to the world.
A veteran of eight solo albums, Whirimako will be joined on stage by the multi-instrumentalist Kim Halliday, and Mahina Kaui’s out of this world Taonga Puoro sounds and vocals.
Whirimako has been featured on numerous collaboration albums alongside some of world music’s biggest names, and in recent years, she has moved effortlessly into the sultry stylings of the great jazz standards to which she added her uniquely Māori interpretation.