Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie

2 Nominations

Hand DrumMi'gmaqOjibwayOneida

My name Is Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie born in 1984. I have Ojibway, Odawa, Potawatomi, Delaware, Oneida and Mi’kmaq in my blood line. Originally from Cape Croker Ontario and Indian Brook Nova Scotia. I grew up on the pow wow trail and have been dancing Northern Traditonal since I was two years old. I also have a love for music. My grandfather, Stanly Pangowish, was a champion fiddle player. I also remember a lot of my aunties and uncles played instruments as well. I made my first song on a keyboard I got for christmas when I was 4 years old. The song was called “Baby Don’t Die.” I composed my first pow wow song when I was 13 or 14 years old. I received a lot of drum teachings from my father Brad Kiwenzie and my Uncle Mark Lavallee. They are just two of many teachers and elders I look up to. As a baby I went up to the drum and I never left. I love to sing and dance. It brings me happiness and joy. Whenever I’m feeling down, frustrated or stressed out, I sing or play some pow wow tunes and dance around. It helps me feel good. It feels good to feel good.

Nominations

  • 2017 Best New Artist for Round Dance and Beats
  • 2017 Best Hand Drum Album for Round Dance and Beats

Albums

Round Dance and Beats

Round Dance and Beats Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie

Released: May 27th, 2016

Songs

Round Dance and Beats

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"Outro Brothers" from Round Dance and Beats

Round Dance and Beats

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"Let's Hop To It" from Round Dance and Beats

Round Dance and Beats

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"Mr. Powwow" from Round Dance and Beats