Miss Black & the light’s new album I Muriahiahi will be out next week Monday.
Miss Black (Tuhoe, Tuwharetoa, Te Whanau-a-Apanui) is a fluent speaker of Maori and a bilingual singer-songwriter who has been composing, recording and performing music for more than a decade and takes her stylistic cues from Erykah Badu, India Arie and Jill Scott to bring a deep sense of soul to her sound.
Her band – ‘the Light’ – is a talented co-operative of all-star musicians plucked from successful groups such as Che Fu and The Crates, Tohu and Ardijah: Shane Taipari (lead guitar, audio engineer, composer, producer); Tala Ofamooni/Dan Harawira (drums); Kaitapu Ryan Monga (bass); Joel Latimer (keyboard); Katera Maihi (guitar, bass, vocals); Rangi Rangitukunoa/Randolph Neuili (percussion); and Amomai Pihama, Cherrilee Fuller and Atarangi Putamaunu (backing vocals).
Make sure you get your copy of Miss Black’s new album. Some of it is little different but enjoyable for all!