Freedom for Norine Braun’s ‘Gone To The Spirits’
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Vancouver BC, Canada – August 3, 2016 – Norine Braun and has released her tenth album Gone To The Spirits. The new album was produced by Juno nominated Adam Popowitz and is based on the Ququnak Paǂkiy Song Collection written by Braun. The songs center around a legendary two spirited First Nation’s warrior woman from the early 1800s.
Acclaimed Vancouver BC singer-songwriter, Norine Braun, released her tenth album, Gone To The Spirits this June. The concept album is birthed from the Ququnak Paǂkiy Song Collection that Braun wrote from a Canada Council For The Arts Award last year. The songs are based on the engaging and dramatic life story of a two spirited Ktunaxa warrior woman, courier and guide, who lived in the early 19th century in southeastern BC Canada. Gone-To-The-Spirits was the gifted oracle and accomplished warrior who appeared in the journals of trappers and explorers and was noted as having transitioned gender and also became a chief.
The album was recorded and mixed with producer Adam Popowitz at Rear Window Song and Sound. The session players include: the Juno nominated Adam Popowitz on bass and lead guitar, Elliot Polsky on drums, Huggybear Leonard on blues harp, Alice Fraser on keys and accordion, jazz trumpeter Malcolm Aiken on trumpet and flugelhorn with Norine Braun on rhythm guitar, ukulele, Navajo flute and vocals. The album also includes a bonus track of a short story Braun wrote to deepen the understanding of the listener’s experience. The short story is read aloud by the author.
Braun’s irrepressible passion to create music with no imposed boundaries makes this work impossible to categorize. In the beginning, the haunting and ethereal Morning Prayer mesmerizes with ambient ascension toward the heavens. Throughout the album’s rich textures of worldly pop, jazz and blues, the listener is transported among dreamy ice fields, rootsy coyote canyons, thunderous storms toward soulful victory and a sublime rock transformation. One enters a sonic journey in this album, to another time where Gone To The Spirits story enfolds.
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Norine Braun and has released her tenth album Gone To The Spirits. The new album was produced by Juno nominated Adam Popowitz and is based on the Ququnak Paǂkiy Song Collection written by Braun. The songs centre around a legendary two spirited First Nation’s warrior woman from the early 1800s.
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