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BRIGA 

 

 

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Briga’s music is sung, funky, improvised, as intimate as biting, a touch free, dirty, retro… and damn good.” Le Devoir
“Briga is a Montreal based artist that writes fascinatingly original, eclectic, biting Balkan Flavoured Songs.” New York Music Daily

Briga is the daughter of a Polish father, and a Québecoise mother. Born in Québec and raised in western Canada before her return to Montréal, Briga’s music is a reflection of her fragmented identity: a hybrid of songs written in French and English (along with some cameo appearances of other Slavic languages…) all accompanied by her fervent violin firmly rooted in eastern European and Romani folk sounds learned from the days her father played the piano to put the children to sleep. 

Recipient of the Stingray Rising Star Award, and nominee at the Canadian Folk Music Awards along with Québec’s ADISQ awards, Briga’s music is a reflection of her fragmented identity. Her songs are half instrumental, half written in French and English, of which all are accompanied by her fervent violin firmly rooted in eastern European and Romani folk sounds learned from the days her father played the piano to put the children to sleep. Her body of work includes three albums (Diaspora, Turbo Folk Stories, and Wake), and numerous performances across Canada, the United States, and Europe. Her unique sound is described as being delivered with a Turbo Folk edge, wrapped up in heavy Balkan & Moroccan grooves, all wrapped up with her wailing violin and sweet voice. She will be touring as a trio (violin, bass/accordion & percussion) her fourth CD this fall of 2016.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

information / CONTACT

Management

Josh Keller

josh@globalarts.ca

Booking

Pomeline Delgado

pomeline@indiemontreal.ca

 

 

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