Andrina Turenne is a singer, songwriter, composer and musician born and raised in St Boniface, Manitoba, with proud Francophone and Métis roots holding firm on the muddy banks of the Red River. Her early passion for singing was sparked around campfires, spending a good portion of her childhood harmonizing to traditional and popular songs with family and friends.
She has participated in the creation of many musical projects since 1996, notably JUNO award-winning soul/pop outfit Chic Gamine, and vocal world-music ensemble Madrigaïa. She has lent her voice to over 30 professionally released recordings and has recorded 7 full-length albums with her own groups. Over the last 20 years, Andrina has toured extensively throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Australia and has performed in celebrated music halls, festivals of all sizes and roadside watering holes.
In Fall 2017 through to Summer 2018, Andrina composed music for, and performed as a one-woman band in a National Arts Centre (CNA) production called Gabriel Dumont’s Wild West Show. She has remained active on the touring scene as well, performing a Chemin Chez Nous (Home Roots) tour in 2018, playing festivals throughout Western Canada, and performing as a vocalist with BC's The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer. She now works primarily as a solo artist with plans to take new songs into the studio in Spring 2019.
Career highlights include two broadcasted live performances on A Prairie Home Companion, a European tour supporting American group Lake Street Dive, mainstage performances at Winnipeg Folk Festival, Festival International de la Louisiane, Festival Transmusicales de Rennes, The Festival at Sandpoint and California’s Strawberry Festival, as well as two JUNO nominations (one win) for Best Roots Recording and recipient of the Radio Starmaker fund.
Indigenous Day Live
The Jerry Cans
The Dakhká Khwáan Dancers with DJ Dash
Ryan D’Aoust with Nathan Halcrow & Daniel Koulack