Native Lights is a weekly podcast and radio program hosted by Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe members and siblings, Leah Lemm and Cole Premo. Native Lights is a space for people in Native communities around Mni Sota Mkoce — a.k.a. Minnesota — to tell their stories about finding their gifts and sharing them with the community.
Native Lights – Briand Morrison’s Gift for Combining Jazz Guitar and Anishinaabe Heritage
On today’s show, we revisit our conversation with Briand Morrison (Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa) a renowned jazz guitar player, composer, and son of the late George Morrison, the well-known visual artist. We talk with Briand about his music and his path to reclaiming his Anishinaabe Heritage, and how culture and identity inspires his artistry.
Chi-Miigwech Briand for sharing very personal stories about your relationship with your father, your journey to sobriety, and how connecting to the ancestors helps you create such beautiful music.
Learn more about Briand Morrison’s music here:https://www.briandmorrison.com/
We first spoke with Briand on Native Lights podcast season 1 here:https://minnesotanativenews.org/listen-to-native-lights-season-1/
Listen to Briand on our Biidaapi podcast, recorded during the early months of the pandemic. https://minnesotanativenews.org/biidaapi-with-briand-morrison/
Native Lights: Where Indigenous Voices Shine is produced by Minnesota Native News and Ampers, Diverse Radio for Minnesota’s Communities with support from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage fund. Online at https://minnesotanativenews.org/
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