The Hats We Wear podcast: Cheyenne Bruneau on the healing power of music

The Hats We Wear: Cheyenne Bruneau

Today’s episode of The Hats We Wear features musician, National Screen Institute program manager and alumna Cheyenne Bruneau.

The National Screen Institute’s new alumni podcast, The Hats We Wear, features artists and leaders from the film and television industries as they discuss their career highs and lows – and how life experiences have shaped their perspectives as people and storytellers.

Hosted by National Screen Institute communications intern Emily Palmer, this podcast not only covers topics like film and television but also family, injustices and the road to reaching one’s dreams

The Hats We Wear is released to coincide with the National Screen Institute’s annual fundraising campaign which showcases the stories of the alumni community. Episodes will be published weekly throughout November and December providing a glimpse into the lives of the storytellers supported by the work of the National Screen Institute.

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Episode 5: Cheyenne Bruneau

Trigger warning: This episode contains discussions around domestic violence.

Musician, writer and producer Cheyenne Bruneau shares her experience in the music industry, and the healing and spiritual process she takes in creating her art.

Cheyenne, also known as Miss Rae in the band Miss Rae & The Midnight Ramblers, wrote her first song Last Time when she was 19. She explains the meaning behind the song, and its power to transcend her own narrative and become something that her audiences can relate to.

Cheyenne joined the National Screen Institute team in 2021 as program manager for NSI Art of Business Management – Indigenous Edition. Cheyenne is also co-program manager of the inaugural TikTok Accelerator for Indigenous Creators.

Listen to previous episodes from Ian BawaKaren Lam, Darcy Waite and Josh Epstein.

Subscribe now to hear more episodes from alumni and industry leaders including Tasha Hubbard, Nadine Arpin and National Screen Institute CEO, Joy Loewen.

The Hats We Wear is available on SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts and Amazon Music.

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