Wabanag – Mixing Native and Contemporary

Wabanag – Mixing Native and Contemporary

Wabanag – Mixing Native and Contemporary

by November 12, 2015

Wabanag music is a mix of traditional native American /Canadian Indigenous music as well as including a contemporary style.  The story within their music are truly mesmerizing as they tell the story of Nagwetch, which awakens the imagination. Wabanag

Tribal Stew recommend you to go and watch them onstage, to be able to believe us when we say their performances are memorable.

Wabanag, was a nominee for the Canadian Indigenous music awards in 2005 for their album ULODI, which is a mix of traditional native American music with contemporary styling. They mix blues with their mesmerizing vocals as well as percussive sounds. Their sounds are deeply rooted and bring the acient life alive. Their music is powerful and their inspiration comes from the people. They are the Wabanaki people, a section of the Nations that live on the East Coast of Canada as well as the US. According to GlobalMusic Wabanag says “While our people have been in contact with Europeans since a very long time, they have kept a clear sense of identity and a strong spiritual attitude towards life and nature that permeates into and through the language and the music. ”
The band believes that native American music is in an stage of unparalleled development and also comes today in various different forms, which includes rock, pop, rap, hip-hop as well as reggae.
Wabanag attempts to mix various traditional content with contemporary music.

According to the media , Native music has been influential as various developments in rock and blues took place. There are many established artists from the 1970s who have been influenced by these developments of blues-rock eg. Jimi Hendrix, Robbie Robertson and Rita Coolidge etc.

Interested in Booking Wabanag check out their website : www.wabanag.com