Dancing Bitch

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Film maker & musician Miguel Medina has created a stunning music video for Briga’s new release:

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There’s nothing else left to say but click on it and watch!

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Father’s day: Briga joins Boucar Diouf

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CBC Radio One’s Francophone version has a great show that airs on Saturday mornings at 11am.

It is called: La Nature selon Boucar Diouf and stars Boucar Diouf, a well known comedian in Québec. This week’s show honours the father, using the Emperor penguin as a subject to take off into anthropological discussions about the “new man”, fun story telling, and live group discussions. Briga joins in with her violin & shares stories of her father.

Warning: the show is in French, click at your own risk!

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behind the scenes…

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Ok we’re two weeks late: CBC Radio One’s Jeanette Kelly managed to sneak into one of our rehearsals and capture it on her phone… here’s a glimpse:

 

 

 

 

spring has sprung!

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Spring has sprung and the new CD is being released in Montreal!

Don’t miss the album launch on May 1st @ Sala Rossa: Briga Band & String Quartet + Ventanas (T.O) + Ihtimanska (Mtl)

Check out the new album HERE!

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stay tuned…

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2013 has been a wonderful whirlwind for Briga.
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After touring across Canada & the USA, and being awarded the 2013 Galaxie Rising Star Award, Briga & her band then went back to their hometown, Montréal – Canada, to track a new album.
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Titled “Wake”, Briga’s 3rd CD will be released in April 2014.
Written in honour of her dearly departed father, and tracked live with the band in 3 days, string arranger Tom Cohen came in a month later to track strings on top of Briga’s compositions. The result is a concept album that explores her father’s mysterious Polish/Jewish roots; delivered with a Turbo Folk edge, wrapped up in heavy Balkan & Morrocan grooves, and polished with lamenting judeo-arabic strings. Wake’s sound is a jem that lies somewhere between the everyday and the monumental.
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Take a listen to some rough cuts:
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Indiegogo Campaign for New CD

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Dear friends from all over the world,

Thanks to winning the Galaxie Rising Star Award this summer, Briga & the Band are back in the studio recording the 3rd CD. Although the award helps us get things started, we still need your help to make this record happen.

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In an attempt to raise funds, Briga’s decided to start cooking again. The band’s a little concerned about her sanity… Click above to check it out.

Small World Music Festival

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Dear Toronto friends,

Some of you have been writing Briga asking her what time exactly she’ll be playing Toronto’s Small World Music Festival on Saturday, September 28th. Well… we’ve got the answers now:

 

When: Saturday, September 28th @ 7:30pm
Where: Yonge & Dundas Square
Tickets: FREE!

Briga’s currently in Austin, TX, shreaddin’ up the showcases with the amazing multi-instrumentalist & ethnomusicologist Mark Rubin.

It’s loads of fun, but she can’t wait to meet up with her band and hit up Toronto! Stay tuned for some new repertoire that will be tested out on audiences: Filipovtsi Kutchek (listen here) and of course the classics from the Turbo Folk Stories album.

can’t wait to see y’all!

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