In a set of three songs MrsDLite explores different viewpoints and situations that people face across the globe. While we may not have intimate experience of these situations, we can certainly empathise, and with the musical accompaniment, feel what these situations are like.
The theme of TEDx Ruakura 2016 was Morphosis.
MrsDLite combines a unique blend of hip hop and soul, known as neo soul – mixing elements of jazz, funk, fusion, and African rhythms – with her powerful lyrics, in order to tell stories.
Daph hopes the audience will connect to her lyrics through her music and sound. ‘It’s always about the message for me, and getting that message out through music is key.’ MrsDLite grew up listening to artists such as the great Stevie Wonder, Fugees and proven songstress in her own right Lauryn Hill, and D’Angelo.
Born and raised in Chiefs country, and a descendant of Northland; Daph is of Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Korokoro and Kuki Airani decent, Manihiki te Motu.
Daph is inspired creatively by her family, friends, culture, history, and worldview. At its core this drive comes from a hope and desire to see a better, brighter future.
MrsDLite will be performing with: Aaron Lyndon- Keyboards Willie-Yangste Tagaloa – Drums, guitar, backing vocals
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx