Brenda MacIntyre, Medicine Song Woman | Picking up the Pieces

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Picking up the Pieces

by Brenda MacIntyre, Medicine Song Woman

Conscious indigenous funky roots reggae fusion and hand drum healing songs to help you dance, sing or meditate your way through grief, transitions, anxiety, chronic pain, trauma and the crazy state of the world.
Genre: Reggae: Roots Reggae
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Gotta Be Me
4:04 $0.99
2. Feels Like Sunshine
5:40 $0.99
3. Everything I Need
4:04 $0.99
4. Breath of Life
4:31 $0.99
5. Nothing but Love
3:48 $0.99
6. I Love You
5:34 $0.99
7. Picking up the Pieces
4:09 $0.99
8. Healing Song
3:46 $0.99
9. Grieve
6:09 $0.99
10. Missing You Memorial Song
2:19 $0.99
11. Love Is All That Matters
4:55 $0.99
12. Life After Loss Lullabye
2:52 $0.99
13. Living Past the Limits
3:45 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Just like Brenda MacIntyre’s last 3 albums, Picking Up the Pieces is being created in ceremony, infused with specific intentions and emotional and healing energy. The songs – a blend of funky roots reggae and indigenous hand drum singing – are infused with medicine, stories and emotion to help people to feel love, connection and joy even alongside grief, chronic pain, identity crisis or trauma.

The album is about all of what grief brings: the messiness, shock, pain, anger, sadness, love that has nowhere to go - acknowledging all of the emotions and experience – and giving yourself permission to also have joy, laughter, fun and come back to life when you're ready, piece by piece, moment by moment, to see what's on the other side of life after loss. I'm not trying to say "it gets better over time" or to “move on with your life” (hell NO) but rather that you can hold space for all of it, and gradually feel more and more of the good feelings. Picking Up the Pieces is about literally falling apart and then picking up the pieces of you and your life one piece at a time, choosing where to fit them now, which ones to pick up, which ones to leave behind, which pieces of you need support and extra love.

All-Star Music Team:
• Produced & Arranged by Errol Starr Francis, Juno Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter and Producer, with 3 singles that reached the Top 25 in Canada.
• Lead Vocals, Songwriting and Hand Drumming by Brenda MacIntyre aka Medicine Song Woman, Juno Award-winning singer, who has also been nominated for a Canadian Reggae Music Award, Canadian Independent Music Award, Canadian Folk Music Award and Indigenous Music Award.
• Bass by 6-time Canadian Reggae Music Award Winner Linford (LA) Allen (Marcia Griffiths, John Holt, Freddy McGregor, Rita Marley and other reggae greats)
• Drums (drum kit) by Juno Award Winner Odel Johnson (Messenjah, Sly & Robbie, Dennis Brown, Scientist, other reggae greats)
• Guitar by Juno Award-winner Carl Harvey (Messenjah), Tim Stokes-Rees (Cyndi Lauper, Teenage Head) and Juno Award Winner Errol Starr Francis
• Saxophone and Flute by Isax InJah, legendary internationally renowned reggae and jazz sax player! (Sly & Robbie, Etana, Dennis Brown, Morgan Heritage, other reggae greats)
• Organ by Jay D. Stiles (Crystal Finger)
• Piano, Keyboards, Programming and Group Chant by Errol Starr Francis
• Big Drum by Heather Clear Wind and Brenda MacIntyre
• Hand Drumming and Group Chant by Bryden Gwiss, shortlisted for the Juno Award for Indigenous Music Album of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2017 and nominated for the Best Hand Drum Album of the year at the 2017 Indigenous Music Awards.

“My god Brenda, this is awesome. I love your voice, so powerful, strong and so beautiful. I can’t wait to hear more.”
-- Brad Larson

“Many thanks. You are gifted with music, medicine and magic.”
-- Shelagh Rogers, CBC (MC of the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Awards)



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