Irina Mikhailova delivers profound vocals transcending the boundaries of culture and human experience ranging from intimate to adventurous, trancey and hypnotic. It's like brightly colored veils slowly swirling in warm evening winds, heavy with the scents of faraway caravans. Irina is a cross-pollinating vocalist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist whose musical style reflects the rich traditions of Russia, the Middle East, and Asia. Rich with the multi-ethnic sounds that surrounded her childhood, and the power and depth of her own soul, she lends her warm and other-worldly vocals to an eclectic range of music from classical to traditional, as well as electronic and other crossover genres. She has worked and recorded with an amazing cast of musicians, including Medicine Drum, Toires, Hamza El Din, ABA Structure, and Seb Taylor.
Irina Mikhailova sings to us from the heart of her indigenous roots. Born and raised in the Republic of Kazakhstan, Irina currently resides in San Francisco, where for the last ten years she has released many solo and collaborative projects, most of which explore vocal technique, traditional instrumentation and digital composition, all while taking in the styles of contemporary folk, modern lounge, dub-ambient, tribal psy-trance, and Arabic groove. Irina plays a wide array of instruments including Udu, Jews Harp, Steel Drum, Piano, Tar, and Synths.