Television sensation has talent to share

16:00, Dec 18 2012
Mihirangi Karu
UNIQUE ARTIST: New Zealand’s Got Talent musical phenomenon Mihirangi will run a workshop on December 27, followed by a performance on December 28.

Fresh from her unique performances on New Zealand's Got Talent, Mihirangi Karu will hold a workshop and a concert at Artworks Theatre.

Singing in Maori and English, Mihirangi creates her own band sound by layering her vocals using a loop pedal.

At the Being Your Voice workshop on December 27, Mihirangi will show potential singers how to work with their physical, emotional and authentic voices using modern, traditional and cultural techniques suitable for the beginner through to the advanced singer.

Mihirangi will teach vocal health and strength, techniques and exercises, as well as how to bring in emotion, soul and purpose so participants sing with strength and confidence.

"I have no doubt that anyone can learn to sing," Mihirangi says.

"It's not your voice that can't sing, or your ears that can't hear, it's only ever a person's mind that is convinced that it can't.


"The physical parts are all there, it's the mind that needs to catch up."

The vocal workshop lasts from 10am until 4pm and costs $55 for adults, $40 concessions and $30 for children.

On December 28 Mihirangi will put on her Queen of Loops performance that impressed the judges on New Zealand's Got Talent.

Combining her timing, rhythm and vocal ability, Mihirangi creates a big band sound featuring deep bass lines, ska chops, jazzy riffs, soaring solos and beat boxing, using a Roland RC50 loop pedal.

Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm. Tickets cost $20 or $15 prepaid. To book the workshop and concert phone 372 2941 or email ArtworksTheatre@

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