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Kenai's Ceremony
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Attribution information

   Mark Mancina
   Phil Collins

Release information







Brother Bear (Complete Score)


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Anonymous Audio File Icon Clip Art.pngKenai's Ceremony 

Love is the most precious of totems. It reveals itself in unexpected ways. Let love guide your actions. Then one day, you'll be a man, and will place your mark next to those of our ancestors.
Tanana to Kenai[src]

"Kenai's Ceremony" is a score composed by Mark Mancina and Phil Collins for Brother Bear. It was unofficially released in 2003 as part of the film's complete score.


In the soundtracks

Mark Mancina and Phil Collins composed the score of the 2003 film Brother Bear as well as its soundtrack and unofficial complete score. "Kenai's Ceremony" was written to represent the ceremony in which Kenai receives his totem.[1]

Parts of "Kenai's Ceremony" were used in the score "Three Brothers", which was released as part of the film's soundtrack.[2][3]

In the film

Tanana presents Kenai to the tribe, during which "Kenai's Ceremony" is heard

"Kenai's Ceremony" is heard in Brother Bear as a representation of the ceremony in which Kenai receives his totem. The score picks up immediately after the "Great Spirits" musical sequence, as the members of Kenai's tribe gather for his ceremony. It plays through Tanana's speech to the tribe as well as her presentation of Kenai's totem, the bear of love. The score swells as Tanana leads Kenai to the wall covered in the handprints of his ancestors and ends as she presents him to the tribe.


  1. Revealed in Disney's Brother Bear (2003). Written by Steve Bencich, Lorne Cameron, Ron J. Friedman, David Hoselton, and Tab Murphy, and directed by Aaron Blaise and Robert Walker. Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc.
  2. Brother Bear (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). iTunes. Apple. Retrieved on February 28, 2020.
  3. Brother Bear. Soundtrack.Net. Autotelics. Retrieved on February 28, 2020.