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Jeremy Dutcher

Saturday March 02, 2019
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Jeremy Dutcher is a Canadian singer and musicologist. He is most noted for his album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, which won the 2018 Polaris Music Prize. A Wolastoqiyik member of the Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick, Dutcher studied music and anthropology at Dalhousie University. He recorded Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa following a research project on old archival recordings of traditional Maliseet songs at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. He painstakingly transcribed Wolastoq songs from 1907 wax cylinders. As he listened to each recording, he felt his own musical impulses stirring from deep within. Long days at the archives turned into long nights at the piano, feeling out melodies and phrases, deep in dialogue with the voices of his ancestors.


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