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 often found 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.
She has brought her original material to life on stage with stellar percussionists such as Chris O’Connor, Myele Manzanza, Basant Madhur and Doug Brush in Aotearoa/NZ, Tunji Beier, Ben Walsh, Matt Stonehouse and Greg Sheehan in Australia.
TUi MAMAKi “FLY” intimate neo-folk featuring the beautiful percussion of Tunji Beier.
“Stunning. Sparse instrumentation, powerful lyrics, alternative deliveries… we really need this kind of magic.” (NZ Musician)
“Hypnotic, intoxicating, beguiling… a balm of sorts, the right tonic.” (Simon Sweetman _ Off The Tracks)
“Deeply evocative & contemplative, with ancestral voices calling from just beyond the veil…” (Jacquie Walters _ music.net.nz)
Other records are in the making… Stay Tuned!