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Mike Bern’s ‘Reverberation’ showcases the healing power of the sweat lodge


New Brunswick-based Indigenous singer-songwriter Mike Bern sings of the healing power of the sweat lodge on his latest single, “Reverberation” — available now.

Having already had four singles chart on the Indigenous Music Countdown, Mike’s latest transports listeners on a musical journey filled with catchy synths, melodic folk riffs, and infectious percussion.

He merges his traditional folk acoustic melodies with an ethereal soundscape to bring the meditative experience of the sweat lodge to life.

“In the lodge, you are sitting at the center of four directions,” he said. “In the ceremony, you pray to all directions in which they all represent. Songs and prayers are offered during the ceremony. And the beat and the beat will roll on.”

Hailing from Tobique First Nation, Mike has been carving his own path in music after departing as the singer of award-winning bands like Kickin Krotch and District Avenue.

His artistry was showcased at the 2018 Olympic Games, and he’s earned multiple Native American Music Awards nominations. He has also played prominent stages, opening up for bands like Seaway, The Trews, One Bad Son, and The Motorleague.

Mike Bern’s latest ode to Indigenous culture and Canadian music history, “Reverberation,” is available now.


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