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MUSIC new album

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BRIDGING BORDERS

BRIDGING BORDERS IS AN ALBUM AGED OVER TIME, THE SONGS WERE READY FOR PICKING AND STORIES FINALLY RIPE FOR HARVEST.

The tracks on this new album, navigate both the challenges and beauty of those intersections of religion, geography, language and culture that surround us. We are ready to face each other and bridge those differences that are our true beauty, those traits that make us unique. Bridging Borders is that invitation to the dance.

MUSIC songs

TRACK 1

TWO FEATHERS

When Chief Theresa Spence of Attawapiskat was on her hunger strike to bring awareness to poor living conditions on her reserve, I had the opportunity to meet her on Victoria Island. That meeting is a part of what inspired this song.


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TRACK 2

SEIZE THE MOMENT

This song was inspired by Haiti.

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TRACK 3

BOREALIS EXPEDITION

This is a story that defies imagination. Adventures in to the unknown expand and test our imagination.

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TRACK 4

LA BELLE PROVINCE

I wrote this song in Quebec City.

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TRACK 5

FIREKEEPER

We are all accountable for the lives of our armed forces.


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TRACK 6

COBBLESTONE ROAD

The tapestry of our life story is one that we build with the tools that surround us and the people who we share our lives with.

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TRACK 7

MIRRORS

A song conceived during Operation Cast Lead.

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TRACK 8

A SOLDIER'S FACE

This song was written on Remembrance Day.

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TRACK 9

CAN YOU SEE ME?

Canada has welcomed over 25,000 Syrian refugees in the past year.

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TRACK 10

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA

Written the day before US elections Nov. 3, 2008.

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TRACK 11

PUNK PRAYER

A Pussy Riot song.

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UPCOMING events

December 30, 2017 | Saturday 7:00 | Almonte Old Towne Hall| Rag Bag Cabaret - Almonte, ON


February 11, 2018 | Sunday 2:00 | Vinyl Village | 2925 Lakeshore Blvd. West - TORONTO, ON


March 16, 2018 | Friday 8:00 | South Branch Bistro | 15 Clothier St. East - Kemptville, ON


June 15, 2018 | Friday 7:00 | The Acoustic Grill| 172 Main Street, PICTON, ON



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PAST events

November 4 | Saturday 8:00pm | Songs and Stories w Howie Hooper and Arlene Quinn |Batstone's Northern Ramble - 45 Railway Ave - Renfrew, ON - Tickets


November 10 | Friday 8:00 | South Branch Bistro | 15 Clothier St. East - Kemptville, ON - MORE INFO


October 21 | Saturday 11:15pm | Room 7 - World of Music| FMO Conference - Toronto, ON


October 20 | Friday 2:30am | Room 29 - Willow Sound Records Room| FMO Conference - Toronto, ON - MORE INFO


Aug 25 | Friday 8:00 | Wanderlust Jam| Mont Tremblant, QC


July 6 | Thursday 8:00 | Delta Blue| Lake Placid, NY


June 23 | Friday 7:00 | The Acoustic Grill| PICTON, ON


APRIL 14 | Friday 7:00 | Burlington Co-housing - House Concert | BURLINGTON, VT


MARCH 18 | Saturday Afternoon 3:00 | The Allaire Show - QUINN'S PUB | 1070 Bank St. - OTTAWA, ON


MARCH 9 | THURS - 8:00 | MUSSIKKI CAFE| 73 Brock St. - KINGSTON, ON


FEB 17 | FRI - 1:15AM - Private Showcase | FOLK ALLIANCE CONFERENCE - Roaring Girl Records - R.619| KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI


FEB 16 | THURS - 10:30 - Private Showcase | FOLK ALLIANCE CONFERENCE - Acoustic Grill - R.617| KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI


FEB 12 |SUN - 7:00PM | THE MAHTAY CAFE | 241 Paul St. - ST CATHERINES, ON - MORE INFO


FEB 12 | Sunday Afternoon 1:30PM | VILLAGE VINYL |2925 Lakeshore Blvd. West - TORONTO, ON - MORE INFO


FEB 11 | Saturday 8:30 | THE PLACEBO SPACE |2877 Lake Shore Blvd W. - TORONTO, ON - MORE INFO


FEB 10 | Friday 8:00 | The Red Brick Cafe| 8 Douglas St. - GUELPH, ON - MORE INFO


JAN 20 | FRI - 9PM | BATSTONE'S NORTHERN RAMBLE | RENFREW, ON

DEC 22 | BATSTONE'S NORTHERN RAMBLE - A VERY NORTHERN CHRISTMAS | RENFREW, ON


OCT 21-23 |FOLK MUSIC ONTARIO CONFERENCE - ARTSCAN, REDLEAF, WORLD OF MUSIC SHOWCASES OTTAWA, ON


SEPT 29 | THE VOX, BELGRADE, SERBIA


JUL 6 | THE WARING HOUSE, PICTON, ON


JUL 5 | MUSIIKKI CAFE, KINGSTON, ON


JUN 6 | THE BLACKSHEEP INN, WAKEFIELD, QC


APR 30 | LIVE ON ELGIN, OTTAWA, ON

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DEEPEST SHADE OF BLUE

Deepest Shade of Blue, Christophe Elie's debut CD was inspired by his early influences from global to personal. The questions of disparity in the world, how does the West prosper while Africa struggles, how will that impact our global future. What would life look like with out the support of a family. The songs offer a hopeful view of both the hearbreak and the beauty that is the Deepest Shade of Blue.

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