Welta'q-It Sounds Good: Historic Recordings of the Mi'kmaq

Welta'q-It Sounds Good: Historic Recordings of the Mi'kmaq



    Welta’q – “It Sounds Good”: Historic Recordings of the Mi’kmaq(2009) features:

    • 24 tracks showcasing the vibrant musical life of the Mi’kmaw people in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Québec 

    • traditional Mi’kmaw songs; songs by the first Mi’kmaw powwow drum group; fiddle tunes and folksongs; hymns and anthems; a lullaby; and the story of Mi’kmwesu, the flute-playing trickster

    • important archival recordings from institutions across Canada and field recordings from private research collections

    • artwork by Mi’kmaw artist Jerry Evans

    • 60-page accompanying booklet with textual and musical transcriptions of the songs; translations of Mi’kmaw texts; extensive notes contextualizing each selection; and discussion of Mi’kmaw musical instruments and dance styles

    Read more: Welta'q-It Sounds Good: Historic Recordings of the Mi'kmaq
  • Artist: Various
  • Category: Category: Indigenous
  • SKU: ss w bot 0409

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27 Tracks Total
Name File Size Price Select Previews
01 Jukwa'lu'k Kwe'ji'ju'ow: Lee Cremo 1.81 MB $0.99
02 Jukwa'lu'k Kwe'ji'ju'ow: Sarah Denny 2.54 MB $0.99
03 Ke'ju a: Chief Peter Jeddore 1.09 MB $0.99
04 Lullaby: Peter Michaels 3.20 MB $0.99
05 Mi'kmwesu: Michael William Francis 36.10 MB $2.49
06 How Beautiful You Are: Paul Pike 5.10 MB $1.99
07 Wizard of the Forest: Michael William Francis 26.12 MB $2.49
08 God Save the Queen: Harriet Denny and Annie Cremo 4.41 MB $1.99
09 Hymn For Flag Raising: Sarah Denny 1.90 MB $0.99
10 Indian Dance l: Martin Sack 4.31 MB $1.99
11 Indian Dance ll: Martin Sack 6.11 MB $1.99
12 Maple Sugar: Michael William Francis 4.18 MB $1.99
13 Paddy on the Turnpike: MIchael William Francis 1.44 MB $0.99
14 Timothy Wright's Reel: Lee Cremo 3.90 MB $1.99
15 I Love You in a Thousand Ways: Gilbert Patlas 2.20 MB $0.99
16 Promised Land: Chief William Paul 4.13 MB $1.99
17 Kyrie: Chorale Micmac 5.27 MB $1.99
18 Ave Maria: Jane Sorby and Anthony Dedam 5.30 MB $1.99
19 Chant Sacré: Bella Caplin and Jane Sorby 2.61 MB $0.99
20 Snake Dance: Birch Creek Singers 8.34 MB $1.99
21 Micmac Banquet Song: Charles Marshall 2.57 MB $0.99
22 Micmac Dance Songs: Charles Marshall 3.81 MB $1.99
23 Four Directions Song: Friendship Centre Drum Group 12.50 MB $1.00
24 Intertribal: Birch Creek Singers 8.44 MB $1.00
Booklet 10.74 MB $10.00
Cover 969.49 KB 0.00
Welta'q-It Sounds Good: Historic Recordings of the Mi’kmaq (includes booklet) (All Tracks) $20.00

Produced by ethnomusicologist Dr. Janice Esther Tulk, this CD helps to disseminate, promote, and recognize Mi’kmaw culture within Newfoundland and Labrador and the Atlantic Provinces, while providing culturally sensitive content for use in classrooms, recognizing the many cultures of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Praise for Welta’q

“An invaluable teaching tool . . . The collection is beautifully edited.”Canadian Journal of Native Studies

“A careful and meticulous work that is a model of how sound recordings can function effectively as illuminating and informative ethnographic texts.”MUSICultures
Welta’q is more than a superb collection of significant archival recordings; it is a multimedia learning tool that respects the Mi’kmaw traditions represented.Journal of the Society for American Music
“A compelling collection that highlights and articulates historic practices of collecting and representing Mi’kmaw culture while weaving those practices around recent creative processes of maintaining and reaffirming Mi’kmaw identity through music.Ethnomusicology

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