Mama Mihirangi and the Mareikura in concert

A powerfully fierce all-female Maori world-roots production lead by internationally renowned artist/activist and Queen of Loops, Mama Mihirangi.

Weaving ancient chants with intricate harmonies, traditional & contemporary instruments, beats & deep bass, some of it innately very familiar but all of it incredibly unique.

The Mareikura are her traditional female dancers who present the virtues of feminine power and inspiring cultural identity with the Women’s haka, traditional weaponry and Maori martial arts combined into a contemporary cultural performance that is inclusive, informative and truly inspiring.

Mama Mihirangi et les Mareikura en concertWith grace, fierceness, warmth and humour, Mihirangi’s lyrics poetically celebrate the values, lore, medicines and customs of her lineage and culture, uplifting her audience with her naturalness, infectious laughter and fearless authenticity.

On the Executive Committee of the Global Alliance of Mother Nature's Guardians, for the last two years Mihirangi, along with members of the AMNG has been addressing the World Governments, the UN and the International community as Ambassador’s for the Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth, encouraging indigenous values into legislation.

Mihirangi has performed for and with fellow artist activists Arrested Development, Lee Scratch Perry, John Butler, Blue King Brown, Michael Franti, Public Enemy, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers and The Dixie Chicks.

Inspiring audiences across the globe, and celebrated for introducing her country to the art of live-looping, Mihirangi returned home, raised a family and created Mama Mihirangi & the Mareikura. After a highly successful first tour in Canada in 2018, they were invited to showcase at the worlds largest folk, roots and world music conference in February this year. This performance was amongst over 4000 showcases and was listed this month by Songlines Magazine (UK) as one of the top 3 live performances to have been seen.


Thursday, August 8 2019 - 12:00 pm
Jardins Gamelin - Place Émilie-Gamelin

Thursday, August 8 2019 - 9:00 pm
Place des Festivals

Québecor stage