Motivational Speaker and Performer
Known by her indigenous name Medicine Song Woman, Brenda MacIntyre has shared her evocative melodic voice and fusion of reggae, rap and indigenous hand drum healing music with appreciative audiences of 30 to 3,000 across North America. The Toronto-based Juno Award-winning singer has been featured nationally on MuchMusic, CTV, CP24, APTN and most recently, Global and the front page of the Toronto Star.
Her original experimental music dishes out lush melodies and healing vibes over a platter of earthy enchanting rhythms and has been featured on CBC Radio and hundreds of other radio stations, garnering top ten status multiple times. Brenda MacIntyre speaks and sings to create awareness and healing for people affected by grief, chronic pain, identity loss or trauma.
MacIntyre leaves her listeners awestruck by the softness and raw power of her voice. Her nominations include the Indigenous Music Awards, Canadian Reggae Music Awards, Canadian Folk Music Awards and Canadian Indies, and she was Toronto’s Aboriginal Businesswoman of the Year in 2007.
Brenda MacIntyre’s career began in 1985 when she moved to Toronto after both her parents had died in BC. Her first single was charted as a “hot new item” on North Miami’s Top 40 station WPOW 96FM. Her second single “Rock a Talk” was featured on “The Gathering” compilation released by Attic Records at the Opera House. In 1992, the CD won a Juno Award.
Brenda has performed and spoken at varied venues, such as the Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival, Toronto Union Station, California State University, Nathan Phillips Square and Bank of Montreal. Her audiences span women’s events, conferences, galas, festivals and indigenous communities.
Powered by her grief from losing her son to murder in 2016, Brenda MacIntyre pours her soulful voice over a confluence of indigenous hand drum healing, soft rap and conscious roots reggae in her album “Picking Up the Pieces,” released in September 2019.
Dedicated to homicide loss survivors and her son Quinn, “Picking Up the Pieces” will bring tears to your eyes and a smile to your face, with its message of love, hope and possibility.
If you’re looking for an engaging and experienced motivational speaker, indigenous singer or workshop facilitator for your conference, awards gala or special event in Canada or Europe, book a time below to discuss:
Brenda’s Goosebump-Giving Keynotes, Workshops & Break-Out Sessions
1. Living Past the Limits: Why Holding Your Shi* Together Is Holding You Back
Experience interactive fun set to Brenda’s lush soulful voice over a bed of conscious funky indigenous reggae vibes. Discover how to live past the limits even in major transitions.
2. Breath of Life: Becoming Open
Underneath it all, we just want to feel safe, loved and accepted, and to enjoy our lives. Discover how the power of your breath, body and voice can crack you open and allow your sparkle to flow. Experience the medicine of indigenous hand drum songs.
3. Picking Up the Pieces: Life After Loss
Interactive Musical Performance & Teachings about Grief, Loss and Identity Re-Creation through music and a path of self-love. How to become fully YOU while making space for grief, transitions and the craziness of the world falling apart.
4. Music, Meditation & Messages from Beyond
Yes, I talk to dead people and higher beings, and people receive healing from this work. The conversation always starts with a song. It’s why my indigenous name is Medicine Song Woman. Experience a group healing, meditative journey and reading, facilitated by the raw power and soulful softness of Brenda’s healing voice.
* All Presentations include speaking, musical performance and audience participation.
- Audience Participation and Experiential Teachings
- Giant Dose of Inspiration
- Goosebumps and Emotional Connection
- Your Audience Will Feel Grounded, Energized and Connected to Themselves and Each Other. Perfect before a networking break.
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Brenda MacIntyre Singing, Drumming and Speaking For 300 People
Out of all the speakers, you stood out so much to me and in fact I cried when I heard you speak about what your motivation is that keeps you going everyday to run your business. I cried because I have the same motivation: to help women remember who they are and feel their true power again. I’m a new mum and am just putting the bones of my business together. For now my priority are my little 3 children. I had depression as a new mum and through all the work I did on myself, I now am creating a business to help other similar mums heal themselves, reconnect to their power and create their true life. I really resonate with your message and you and your essence just heals me when I hear you!
Many thanks. You are gifted with music, medicine and magic.
Brenda MacIntyre has been an integral part of our International Women’s Day and First Nations Day celebrations, both as a phenomenal keynote speaker and as an extremely gifted facilitator, always to a capacity-crowd. Brenda’s empathetic, knowledgeable and respectful delivery is inclusive and welcoming. We are honoured to have Brenda MacIntyre in our lives, and it is with absolute consensus that we recommend and promote Brenda in any way that we can. She has so many gifts to share.
The standard of your performance and the quality of your work reaped praise and applaud from our visitors as well as the members of the CNE board and staff. Your contribution to the Canadian International Artist Forum is appreciated and much admired.