Strongly inspired by names like Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Billie Holliday, Etta James, Miriam Makeba, Dinah Washington and Aretha Franklin – Miriam Mandipira combines the voices of the past with the sound of today.
She believes that the song treasure performed by “the Grand Ladies” through the “daring twenties to the liberal sixties” are worth remembering and she gives them “new life” on stage – interpreting the stories and allowing the emotions and feelings to shine through.
In recent years she has contributed to the revival of classic songs from the golden eras of blues, jazz and soul – telling her own story through these great pieces of music.
Miriam is blessed with an outstanding voice and musicality. She performs only with selected musicians concentrating on the styles of soul / jazz / blues and gospel.