Ms.PANIK is originally from the Unceded Territory of the Xaayda (HAIDA) Nation and is a member of the southern K̲aayahl ‘Laanaas Clan lead by Hereditary Chief Gaahlaay aka Lonnie Young.
Today her home is Tofino, the ancestral lands of the Tla-o-qui-aht Nation, home base, where she is a guest on their unceded territory.
Hip-hop, folk, rock & neo-soul influence her looped rhythms with sampled and live percussion. Layers of guitar beat boxing create energetic and upbeat tracks as well as ethereal creations.
Her poetic verses burst forth in soulful and emotionally engaging performances – very often improvised freestyle tailored uniquely for the energy of each audience.