Brenda MacIntyre a.k.a. Medicine Song Woman is a leading inspirational speaker, singer and traditional Native hand drummer whose songs are sung globally. Her music has evolved from hip hop and reggae into her own special flavour of Aboriginal hand drumming laced with neo soul.
MacIntyre’s dedication to her musical career recently earned her the 2007 title of Aboriginal Businesswoman of the Year by the Toronto Aboriginal Business Association.
MacIntyre’s career began when “sweet, sultry and no-nonsense tough” rap and reggae artist “Special Ice” released her first hit single in Florida (“Non Stopping Hip Hopping,” Moods International Records) in 1985. The single was charted as a “hot new item” with high rotation on North Miami’s Top 40 station WPOW 96FM.
The Parachute Club’s Billy Bryans produced Brenda MacIntyre’s second single “Rock a Talk,” which appeared on the Juno Award winning CD “The Gathering,” released by Attic Records at the Opera House in 1991 (right).
In 1995, Brenda MacIntyre picked up her first Aboriginal hand drum, leading to her reconnection with the Aboriginal community at York University, where she got her BA Honours, Summa Cum Laude. From 1999 to 2005, Brenda led Spirit Wind Aboriginal Women’s Hand Drum to success, co-producing 3 CDs and writing 13 of the songs on Awakening, which debuted at #1 in World/Folk on New Brunswick’s CFMH and made the Top 10 on CFBX in Kamloops, BC.
Brenda has performed at The Opera House, The Air Canada Centre, The Phoenix Concert Theatre, Ontario Place and Harbourfront’s DuMaurier Centre, as well as folk festivals across Ontario. She has spoken and performed in front of thousands, her audiences ranging from Aboriginal communities to business teams to universities to health professionals.
Featured on APTN, VISION TV, CP24, CITY-TV, OMNI and Maori Television in New Zealand, Brenda MacIntyre is committed to spreading inspiration and a message of peace and hope to the world.
On https://www.tradebit.com Brenda maintains a high spot in the Top 100 unsigned neo-soul, roots and healing/easy listening artists, with over 32,000 song plays and nearly 18,000 visitors from July 2006 to March 2007.
Brenda MacIntyre can lend a uniquely inspiring and lasting impact to any event through musical performances, traditional Aboriginal openings to crystallize intent, confidence building interactive seminars, lunch-n-learns and motivation infused closings. Brenda’s latest album Spirit Connection, released in April 2007, includes music and meditation for stress relief and spirit connection, corresponding with her latest leadership program.
Bringing inspiration through Aboriginal tradition
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