Saturday, 18 November, 6:00pm

Domaine Thomson Winery, 46 Clark Rd, Mt Pisa – $50 all seats. Includes a glass of wine or other beverage.

Aotearoa’s undisputed soul diva.

With melodies caressed into shape by the language of her ancestors, Whirimako has carved out a musical pathway leading from the mists of the Urewera to the world, she is joined on stage by the Multi-instrumentalist Kim Halliday who perfectly complements her with her virtuosity, and Mahina Kaui’s out of this world Taonga Puoro sounds and vocals.

A veteran of eight solo albums, Whirimako is a champion of Te Reo Māori, producing many of her albums in her native tongue as well as a number of bilingual efforts. She has been featured on numerous collaboration albums alongside some of world music’s biggest names. In recent years, Whirimako has moved effortlessly into the sultry stylings of the great jazz standards to which she added her uniquely Māori interpretation.

Whirimako received an Arts Foundation Laureate Award in 2011. The Laureate Award is an investment in excellence across a range of art forms for an artist with prominence and outstanding potential for future growth.