Featuring the great Nain tenor, the late Karrie Obed, accompanied by Mark Turner on trumpet. Imgiguset was recorded in the Moravian Churches in Nain and Makkovik.
This album was produced by Mark David Turner and Tom Gordon, and recorded at St. John’s, NL, within the Great Hall of Queen’s College, Memorial University on 9 October, 2016.
Deantha Edmunds, soprano
Karrie Obed, tenor
Innismara Vocal Ensemble
Suncor Energy String Quartet
Tom Gordon, organ
Executive Producer: Tom Gordon
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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
Ahâk! Ahâk! Moravian Music of the Labrador Inuit (2018) is an anthology of archival recordings by Labrador Inuit choirs, bands, and musicians spanning seventy years of this unique musical tradition. The CD includes newly remastered performances from the 1971 LP Nain Eskimo Choir along with numerous recordings from archival and private collections. Also included is a richly illustrated sixty-page booklet on the Moravian musical traditions of Inuit Labrador.
The Nain Brass Band and the Nain Moravian Church Choir are MusicNL's 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners