Swinging summer and colourful Fall

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Briga took her 2014 summer itinerary and decided to shake it up a bit, making it more of a cross-platform happening than the classic summer tour w/whole band.

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DJ Eliazar pumping it up during Briga’s set w/Speakeasy Electroswing Crew @ Montreal Jazz Festival

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She mixed it up: from performing in large festivals w/band, to solo shows with her violin & loop pedal & OP1 synth, to collaborating with other artists & collectives.  Here are a few gems from this summer: go ahead -> click & watch!

 Briga & Geoff Berner say HELLO!

 Briga’s performance @ Toronto’s Ashkenaz Festival

 The Violin Lesson: a collaboration with Lorraine Oades

 The Pitch Ninja with Rock Paper Scissor’s Dmitri Vietze

 Some more pics of this summer’s adventures: Briga’s Facebook page

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.

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