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The Barefoot Divas is a spectacular Pacific Islands group, featuring amazing artists from New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Australia. The group creates music inspired by indigenous traditions in the islands and are backed by a six piece band. Together, they record melodies that combine songs in native languages and mesh up traditional music of the Maori, the Aboriginal people and the Roma Gypsy to create a sensational hybrid of lush harmonies and soaring melodies. Their performances have been described by the Daily Telegraph as an ‘otherworldly experience’ with the group described as ‘bold and brashy’. This is truly a band to grab Barefoot Divas tickets for, for the most unique experience of music.
The Barefoot Divas stage many concerts and one such as concert is titled Walk A Mile in My Shoes. Organized in 2012 as part of the New Zealand International Arts Festival in 2012, it was staged at the Wellington Town Hall. The concert was amazing, complete with stories of the five indigenous women that make up the singers of the group. It was funny, uplifting and cheeky at the same time, stirring the hearts of the many who had the opportunity of watching it live.
The Barefoot Divas are Whirimaro Black of Maori descent, Emma Donovan of Aboriginal descent, Merenia of Romany Gypsy and Maori descent, Ngaiire of Papua New Guinea ad Maisey Rika of Maori descent. Their music, added to being influenced by indigenous music also brings together reggae, R&B, roots and even Latin inspired soul music. This isn’t any other ordinary band but a group that sings of culture and tells the story of these five artists, backed by musicians hailing from Greece, Chile, Australasia and Peru.
The Walk A Mile in My Shoes production combined music with storytelling and live performance. It was the work of Alana Valentine, a writer, and Vicki Gordon, a producer and director from New Zealand. It was a concert that combine songs with spoken tales, inspiring, outrageous and hilarious. Each of the singers is a talented artist in her own right. Whirimaro Black is a singer who makes use of the traditional Maori music and has a huge fan following of primarily blues and jazz fans. She has played live concerts all over the world, in Europe and Australia, for over ten years.
Emma Donovan is one of the most famous indigenous artists in Australia. She is a singer and a songwriter who mixes traditional language vocals. Her aim is to educate, through music, the international community about Aboriginal culture, music and its inherent spirituality. As a solo artist, she has played music all over the world and has also been a member of the Black Arm Band, an award winning band.
Merenia is a singer, songwriter and musician of Maori, Romany and Welsh descent. She sings music in five different languages. She is a powerhouse on the stage and has toured extensively in Asia and Australia as part of her career. She has also released a number of songs and albums, received with much critical and commercial acclaim.
Ngaiire is a Papua New Guinea native who spent much of her early life in the jungles of this nation, living in grass buts with no electricity, internet or TV. She then went on to kick off a career in soul music from Sydney, influenced by indigenous music and the sounds of Sarah Vaughan, Jeff Buckley, Rufus Wainwright, and Erykah Badu.
Maisey Rika is a singer and songwriter from New Zealand, of Maori heritage. She has won many awards for her music, such as the Best Female Vocalist at the age of fifteen. Her music combines folk with soul, fusing English music with Te Reo Maori music creating one of the most musically delicious sounds. Together with the other divas who make up this group, she is a must see live via Barefoot Divas tickets.