Meet Our Host
Mirabai Kukathas is a storyteller, singer, performing artist, and a senior at NOVA High School in Seattle. She is affectionately called "Grandma" Mirabai at Totem Star because of her love of tea, baking, caring for others, and because she has every other health issue on the planet. Mirabai sees herself as the queer mixed-South Asian embodiment of a modern day Joan Baez.
Totem Star supports a diverse community of young recording artists learning music and life skills through mentorship and meaningful relationships. Our work in the studio and on the stage fosters growth in collaboration, leadership, and self-identity.
Totem Star envisions a more just society where all young people have access to music learning opportunities and youth voice is championed in support of healthy, engaged, and productive young people using music as a universal language.