Hirie--the frontwoman of the exhilarating reggae band HIRIE--grew up a global citizen. Her father worked for the United Nations and she was born in the Philippines, spent years in Italy, before her family settled in Hawaii, which became her spiritual home.While in Hawaii, Hirie fell in love with reggae music, and took to the culture naturally. On the radio, and in conversation, she would hear the exclamation irie. The popular reggae term is derived from a Jamaican patois, and it encompasses warmth and positivityits a greeting, an affectionate term of approval, and a mindset. In these painfully complex times, we could all use some irie in our life.San Diegos seven-piece band HIRIE is ready to offer a global spiritual uplift. Melding the balmy island touches of its singers beloved homeas symbolized by its monikers first letter, a H for Hawaii, with that feeling of irie, the award-winning group offers a soundtrack of hope. Now, with its masterful new album, Wandering Soul, brimming with invigorating female-fronted shamanistic reggae an oasis of positivity is just an album away.
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