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rglm Honestly a great album to relax to Favorite track: Yabadjasit Uskidjinudi.
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Konawa 04:38
Barter Song
Life Return Eternally
Djonetch 04:31
Little Jo
Niskamiktuk 06:04
In The Great Spirit
Welalin 04:20
Thank You
Apkwallnuagi 05:21
Native's Free Land
In My Village
Tracadi Mount
Melkigenan 06:47
Be Strong
Amitola 02:54
Ulodi 00:55


The album ULODI of Canadian Native Nagwetch with his band Wabanag is a special surprise for all lovers of native American music. Nagwetch is a Metis of Wabanaki ancestry, a hoop of small nations located on the Atlantic shore of Canada and the USA. Through the music, he explores his native roots. Like him, the music is “metisse” and combines the best of tradition and modernity. Hand drums, rattles, bows, wooden sticks, flutes, and other expected embellishments are used sparingly as singer-songwriter. Nagwetch embed native motifs deep into songs that are richly orchestrated with nice flutes, intense vocals and strong rhythmic lines. The songs, most of them composed by Nagwetch himself (nine titles on twelve), are in native Wabanaki language and refer to the natural elements, the spiritual world and tribal life.

Ulodi, the introducing and closing piece of the album is a vocal song that melodises the mood of “Well Being-Happiness-Harmony”. The shamanistic pulse of Yabadjasit Uskidjinudi (Life Returns Eternally), Welalin (Thank You), Apkwalnuagi (Fre Land Of Humans), Melkigenan (You Are Strong), Niskamisktuk (In The Great Spirit) put a spell on the listener. Djonetch (Little Jo), Ntelnuegadimka (In My Village), Amitola (Yonder) follow a more conventional classic rock construction, while Konawa (Barter Dance Song) – a traditional Wabanaki song - is a peaceful ballad with nice vocal harmonies, flute and acoustic guitar.

On ULODI, the whole sound is organic and without any electronic expedients. Experts will find some similarities with the new Samì music of Marie Boine on the albums “Gula Gula” and “Radiant Warmth”.


released March 21, 2004


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Wabanag Helsinki, Finland

WABANAG & NAGWETCH , a Native American Music Awards nominee , blends traditional Native American contents inspired by the Wabanaki cultural heritage of Quebecois singer/songwriter Nagwetch with contemporary styles. By mixing blues-rock with mesmerizing vocals and percussive grooves that draw upon a deeply-rooted spiritual essence, they bring the ancient and deep into life. ... more

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