ATMuse> The Music of Multicultural America
Edited by Kip Lornell and Anne K. Rasmussen
2015, The Northern Wind Singers.
This is an example of a “Word song,” which is a song that features a mix of vocables and lyrics in an indigenous language. In this case the language is Ojibwa or Anishinaabemowin. The song is most often sung for intertribal dancing. The “sacred circle” refers to the dance arena or “dance arbor” at a powwow grounds where all of the dancing takes place. Composed by Gabriel Desrosiers and performed by The Northern Wind Singers. From the CD album Bimaadiziwin, which is available for purchase or download at www.cdbaby.com.
Apii chii gosha naa gijikenaagosem ginaanimiyeg omaa giwiigwaaminaning
It is with great feeling that you look so good dancing here in our sacred circle.
Permission Information: Copyright - Northern Wind / Northern Wind (888295245951). This recording is used with the permission of Gabriel Desrosiers.