Angelika Baumbach, daughter of a Mexican mother and a German father, was born in 1977 in Tucson (Arizona) and grew up in a little village near Mexico City. As a child, she was influenced by the music and singing of the Sikh mantras. When she was 15, she started singing with the Mexican world music group “Cielo y Tierra”, which released one of their albums in 1992 with Warner Bros music. The cycle with “Cielo y Tierra” ended, giving her the opportunity to start making her own music in which she was influenced by the music scene in Tepoztlan, a little Mexican town where a lot of musicians and artists live. She learned how to play the harp, recorded and produced a first album, and travelled for concerts throughout Europe where she met the actor and musician Markus Sieber at a theater festival in Edinburgh in 2001.
Markus Sieber was born in 1974 and grew up in East Germany. After the union of Germany in 1990, he founded the rock band Ponyboy Curtis and travelled giving concerts in Germany, Poland and Russia. When the group split up, he studied acting in Berlin and St. Petersburg, leading to several acting roles in German theaters and movies. When he met Angelika he discovered music in a new way again. The mixture between the Mexican and European view of music opened up a new space for them. Since then Angelika and Markus travel together as Mirabai giving concerts in Europe and America. They live together in Germany and Mexico.