Haunting, spirited vocals over hypnotic odd-meter grooves. A meeting of delicacy and power. Original compositions inspired by TUi MAMAKi’s love affair with Bulgaria, these are stories of love, harvest, death & transcendence.
TUi MAMAKi is a vocal explorer, performer, composer/arranger, born in France, raised in Aotearoa/NZ and currently residing in Bulgaria. She can thank her musically adventurous troubadour family for giving her a taste for sounds from far-away places. In following her voice, she has traveled to Pay Basque, India and the Balkans to study traditional vocal techniques and repertoire.
In Australasia she has brought her original material to life on stage with fine percussionists such as Tunji Beier, Ben Walsh, Matt Stonehouse and Doug Brush.
Two other records are in the making: one of pure intimate neo-folk, another of grittier bilingual electric folk… Stay Tuned!