2013 has been a wonderful whirlwind for Briga.
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.
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.
Take a listen to some rough cuts:
- Filipovtsi Kutchek: https://soundcloud.com/brigamusic/filipovtsi-kiutchek-rough-mix
- l’Enterrement: https://soundcloud.com/brigamusic/lenterrement
- Malayeen: https://soundcloud.com/brigamusic/malayeen
- Sasa + 9/8 Improv: https://soundcloud.com/brigamusic/sasa-9-8-improv-rough-mix-2013