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Art Napoleon

The Nihiyaw Language and Culture Society is proud of the final product, Môcikan - 'Songs for Learning Cree' . It is a fun collection of studio and field recordings to support the learning of the Nihiyaw (Cree) language 'Y' dialect, spoken throughout much of Alberta, Saskatchewan and parts of Northeastern BC. Included in this diverse audio collage are language lessons, stories, community field recordings and sing-along songs for the young at heart performed by Art Napoleon and his friends and family. Listening to and repeating these songs and words will help listeners with their vocabulary and pronounciation of the Cree language. Those not wishing to learn Cree will still find themselves drawn into the magic that is Môcikan (moo-chi-gun)…which means ”having fun or celebrating”.

This CD project assisted a number of emerging artists who might not otherwise have opportunities for exposure at this level. The project allowed participating communities to document rare styles of Traditional music and voices of their Elders. Some of the songs documented are Northern Cree style drum songs.

You can download the Mocikan CD on the CD baby website. Feel free to connect with the Nihiyaw Language & Culture Society by email or on facebook.