Featured Artist: Brenda MacIntyre
Brenda MacIntyre, Medicine Song Woman
Brenda MacIntyre a.k.a. Medicine Song Woman is an Aboriginal singer, hand drummer, speaker, healer and artist. Dubbed the "hand drum healer" by the Native Canadian newspaper, Brenda does hand drumming and healing circles as well as a cappella and drumming performances that reach into your soul and give you goose bumps.
Based in Toronto, Brenda does healing sessions worldwide through visionary energy medicine techniques. Her fans and clients claim physical, emotional and psychological healing plus heightened spiritual connection from her performances, CDs and healing sessions.
Originally from Calgary, Brenda grew up in British Columbia until her mid-teens when both her parents died, prompting her to move to Toronto.
Her career began soon afterward with a hit on a Florida radio station and a single on a Juno award-winning CD, leading to a nomination for a Canadian Reggae Music Award.
After leaving her childhood and teen depression behind, the single mother experienced abuse and extreme poverty for several years until she discovered an Aboriginal women's healing lodge and began a remarkable personal journey to wellness.
Brenda will share her story and visionary healing tools as author of the forthcoming book Medicine Song, due for release in 2009 along with her next music album of the same name.
Brenda's diverse clientele includes the Niagara Folk Arts Festival, Bank of Montreal, University of Brandon, the Okanagan First Nation and the Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival in BC.
The world class singer performs and speaks across Canada and has been featured nationally on MuchMusic, APTN, OMNI, Vision and TLN.
I just wanted to thank ANDPVA for the opportunity you gave me to showcase my crafts and jewelllery at the Saturday Market. I met some really great people, especially other artists and made some new friends. Keep up the good work! Emilie Corbiere
I just wanted to thank ANDPVA for todays terrific workshop on publishing with Kateri. I learned so much and will put this new information to good use.
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Mark Tuesday, December 21st 6pm on your social calendar and come to the 21st Annual Kensington Market Festival of Lights to see the SKYWOMAN Shadow Puppet Performance by andpva's Indigenous Youth Leadership Team
andpva opens our Studio 171 doors 8am-noon alongside the Saturday Wychwood Barns Farmer's Market - Join us Dec 11 & 18 in time for holiday shopping!
We are delighted to have
been invited to partner with SLOW FOOD TORONTO and recruit Indigenous
musicians and artists to participate in the SLOW FOOD TORONTO
fundraising event this Friday, December 10th, 2010 6pm-9pm. If you social calendar is not too full, come on out
and join this delicious celebration.
The 7th Annual CIT Variety Showcase will be at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, ., on December 10, 2010,
with performances scheduled to start at 7 pm and run through to
9:30pm. The evening is by donation and all are invited to attend.