Irma “Cui Cui” Rangel


Let’s introduce Miss Cui Cui by explaining where she got a name like “Cui Cui”(kwee kwee).

As a child her father nick named her his “Little Cui Cui”.

In researching her family history found out that the name

Cuicani means: “Singer” in a Nahuatl dialect.

Which is one of the native languages of central Mexico

still in use today.

She holds a degree in Ethnic Studies/Art.

Cuicani is a vocalist, composer of song/poetry, actress,

karaoke hostess, DJ and vocal coach.

Her vocal style is a combination of traditional and contemporary American and Latin/Mexican styles.

She sings in both the English and Spanish languages and

Cui Cui also sings in other languages and dialects as they come.
Her repertoires of music include:

Pop, standards, jazz, latin jazz, R&B, old school, ballads,

Blues, rock, salsa, cumbia, mariachi, polka, bolero,

music for soul soothing/meditation and social awareness.

Cui Cui currently performs with:

Cuicani’s Vibe (Her group) Billy Mitchell, jazz pianist

The World Music project, Ron Alan and the Swing Kings

She is also a free lance performing artist.

Cuicani has a CD which is a compilation of her vocal sty lings entitled, “Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow”.

A second recording project is in motion.

Career Highlights and sharing the stage with:

Paul McCartney, Linda Ronstadt, Tito Puente, El Chicano,

Thee Midniters, Billy Mitchell, Luis Valdez, Ruben Blades, Banda Brothers & many more.

Has toured in Europe through Bosnia, Kosovo and Macedonia.
Her work includes:

Film, video, studio, musical theater, street theater, educational,

Performance art, radio-DJ, MC, modeling, Karaoke , DJ, Aztec dance/ceremonial indigenous events.

She is an advocate in the preservation of our planet mother earth and related spiritual activities to promote healing & awareness. (Light worker).

Her work as a Vocal Coach includes:

Plaza de la Raza Cultural Center for Arts & Education, Los Angeles, CA
Music Notes School, Alhambra, CA
Music Performance Academy, Alhambra ,CA (Students from Japan)
City of Pico Rivera, CA
City of Whittier, CA
Private classes through out L.A. County
“I believe in giving the children an opportunity to discover

Positive & creative activities that will inspire and empower their journey through life.

If I can stimulate a moment of free expression in a non-violent

Manner among all people then I have been instrumental in promoting world peace.