Welta'q - It Sounds Good
Produced by ethnomusicologist Janice Esther Tulk, Welta'q - "It Sounds Good": Historic Recordings of the Mi'kmaq features important archival recordings from institutions across Canada, as well as field recordings from private research collections. The vibrant musical life of the Mi'kmaq is showcased through 24 tracks, including traditional Mi'kmaw songs, songs by the first Mi'kmaw powwow drum group, fiddle tunes, hymns and anthems, a lullaby, and the story of Mi'kmwesu - the flute-playing trickster.
Featuring artwork by Mi'kmaw artist Jerry Evans, Welta'q - "It Sounds Good" ships with a 60-page booklet that includes textual and musical transcriptions of the songs, translations of Mi'kmaw texts, extensive notes that contextualize each selection, photographs, and discussion of Mi'kmaw musical instruments and dance styles.
Welta'q was undertaken with the approval of Mi'kmaw Ethics Watch and generously funded by the Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development.
View the Welta'q poster.