Yazmin Todd is a 23 year old, developing artist, of Singaporen-Chinese-Pākehā descent. Born in Christchurch, she grew up in Piha and the Tutukaka Coast. Exposed to the varied taste of her parents, she was raised with a great love of all things art, music and nature. In her childhood, anything from Bob Dylan or Marley, Bic Runga to The Clash or Nina Simone, would be blaring through the living room, while she practised alternative ballet with the dog.
Although Yazmin has felt music was always an important part of her life, it has only been in recent years she has picked up her guitar again, that she was given in her early teens. This is from the influence of musical friends, that gave her the taste of experiencing the joy of creating and sharing music with others.
Yazmin finds peace in writing poetry, starting to sing more this year, she is learning to pair her love of words with music and write songs. Inspired by her observations of nature, reflections of life and the beauty in things we can’t always describe, she enjoys writing as a form of creative expression. Yazmin appreciates an eclectic mix of music but is particularly drawn to the sounds of folk, old country, jazz and soul that she weaves into her own style.
Passionate about learning more about the art of developing and producing music, she is grateful and humbled to be apart of this program. Yazmin currently calls Coromandel home, with her three horses Pedro, Ihi and Pikowai, and studies Āyurveda and Yoga. She feels most herself riding down the beach, singing to her garden and boogie-ing with her pals❤️