Mimi Zulu is an American singer, lyricist, and poet. In a recording career that has spanned nearly two decades, her repertoire includes: soul, blues, jazz, trip-hop, electronica, spoken word, and psychedelic.
Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Prince, and The Eurythmics shaped her young voice. During high school, she began performing her poetry with the guitarist/bass player she would eventually marry.
Together, they delved into experimental and psychedelic realms, along with the underground hip-hop circuit in their hometown of Indianapolis.
Interview with Mimi Zulu
This led to the formation of the band F.U.Z.Z. Over the next few years, Mimi put together some of the most deeply intriguing independent albums, including: Zen Jai Qwa, F.U.Z.Z., Overnight, Peace of Mind, Group Mind, and Tentacle. Mimi is dedicated to the expansive and magical quality of the creative process. “The less I think of me, the more the truth comes out.” With her big bright eyes and disarming laugh, she is a beaming embodiment of authentic spirit.
Passionate about equality and community, Mimi’s lyrics are inspired by the lives of those whose voices often go unheard. Her art is an offering of encouragement, hope, and empowerment; a testimony to the value of a life lived simply, openly, and from the heart.
With the release of her first solo album A Love Parade, Mimi reveals an intimate look into the many tones and textures of the genre she coined “experimental soul” – which is equal parts neo-soul and trip-hop.
For Mimi, music provides the opportunity to feel what’s real in a world gone not-so-comfortably numb. “The goal,” she says, “is to be in a space where I can remind people to just think. To remind them of their insides, of their soul and their feelings. To make them feel their own skin.” Mimi now resides in southern California where she collaborates with a variety of incredible musicians in her underground basement studio.
Mimi Zulu – It Rains Love
Live Performance by Mimi Zulu
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