Mia Doi Todd is a prolific singer-songwriter and California original. Her ninth album, “Cosmic Ocean Ship” (City Zen Records), was chosen by the New York Times as one of the Top Ten Records of 2011. After releasing primarily her own compositions, Mia took an interest in covering classic Brazilian songs and recorded “Floresta” at the beautiful Estúdio El Rocha in São Paulo, Brazil in 2014. Last year’s “Songbook” on the Rings Label is a collection of some of Mia’s favorite songs in English.
Mia has performed around the world on many great stages, including the Hollywood Bowl and Circo Voador in Rio de Janeiro. Besides her work as a solo artist, Mia has collaborated with many musicians, including Flying Lotus, Jose Gonzalez, Dntel and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. She contributed tracks to Michel Gondry’s recent films, “Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?” and “Mood Indigo,” and to the compilations, “Red Hot + Rio2” and “Red Hot + Bach.” Mia is currently composing the score and soundtrack for a contemporary film adaptation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare. For Mia, music is a kind of medicine, a revelation of life’s sweetness, sadness, beauty and joy, all joined together in rhythm, melody and word.