This has to be one of the most powerful records by Jeremy Dutcher I have heard so far in 2018.
While I am not familiar with the Wolastoqey language.
Music is definitely a global language.
Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa which translate to Our Maliseet Songs.
11 tracks filled with raw emotional and very beautiful music and booming operatic vocals.
Haunting at times with the clips of Wolastoq songs from 1907 wax cylinders.
With so much going on in the world.
We need to pause, think and treat others with respect and kindness.
This is what the album trying to do with healing and reconciling.
Definitely a sure-shot to be on the Polaris Music Prize shortlist and the Junos.
- Mehcinut (Death Chant)
- Essuwonike (Trading Song)
- Ultestakon (Shaker Lullaby)
- Sakomawit (Chief’s Installation)
- Pomok naka Poktoinskwes (Fisher and the Water Spirit)
I’d give this album: