Photo by Jen Squires
“You Were Chosen To Be Here”, written and performed with Bomgiizhik (Isaac Murdoch) and Shannon Paul is available everywhere; the music video too. Have a look + listen!
Listen to ‘You Were Chosen To Be Here’
Watch the music video, directed by Max Smith
Good morning everybody! In this time of more division than ever; in this era of abrupt climate change; in this day of deep underlying unease; my friends and I want to offer some art that is meant to reach and bridge from our hearts to yours. This piece above was created for you. We’re all in this together. Without love we have nothing. Without each other we have no one. We were chosen to be here, now, together! Have a listen.
This new and timely collaboration is written and performed with highly acclaimed Indigenous artist-activist and storyteller, Bomgiizhik (Isaac Murdoch), from Serpent River First Nation, and Shannon Paul – a powerful traditional singer from Winnipeg.
These mesmerizing artists have been working together with me on new music and art; This song will be the first step to kickstart a grassroots unity-seeking movement and in developing a collaborative show between them called, “The Heart is at the Centre; De naanaaweying teh”, which will begin traveling across Canada later this year. The title comes from the heart at the centre of Murdoch’s art, and at the centre of my songs.
PS. I play Winnipeg, at the West End Cultural Centre, next Thursday April 25!
PPS. Germany/Switzerland tour is coming October-November 2019!
Dates will be announced this summer.