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Brenna MacCrimmon

Brenna MacCrimmon
Brenna MacCrimmon took up the ukulele in 2009 and now rarely leaves home without it. Her musical adventures began over 30 years ago when she set out to study the music of Turkey and the Balkans. Since that time she has performed in Turkey and abroad with Selim Sesler (trad Turkish Gypsy), Muammer Ketencoglu (trad Balkan) and psychedelic Turkish rock group Baba Zula, as well as numerous ensembles in the US and Canada. She has also toured Europe with Balkan beat DJ Shantel and the Bucovina Club Orkestra. Brenna has recorded with the above musicians and has appeared as a guest on many albums and film soundtracks in Canada, the US, and Europe. In 2010, she found herself in Moscow as a member of the cast of Bobble with Bobby McFerrin. More recently in Toronto, she performs with Juno and CFMA nominated Turkwaz, sings with ragtime pianist Bill Westcott and runs regular ukulele sessions in her downtown studio. During the pandemic, she has been a frequent guest artist with Mabellearts, delivering community arts programs online for newcomers, and has been learning the practical aspects of Turkish shadow puppetry. www.greengoatmusic.ca

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