For the Cree peoples of northern Saskatchewan and Alberta, the cold months of winter are round dance times. People from near and far gather for these traditional social dances held indoors that last through the night. Filled with humor and good feelings, the songs that accompany the dance utilize soaring vocals set to the vibrant pulse of hand drums. With this recording, the Northern Cree Singers of Alberta host a round dance featuring some of Canada’s finest round dance singers. Songs & artists include: Northern Cree, Big River Cree, Logan Alexis Singers, Blackstone, Little Island Cree,Northern Cree, Gordon McGilvery, Fly-In-Eagle, Eya-Hey-Nakoda.
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1. Checkstop (5:23)- Northern Cree
2. Straight Song (4:14)- Big River Cree
3. The Creator (4:50)- Logan Alexis Singers
4. My Baby Boy (3:26)- Blackstone
5. Indian Country (3:56)- Little Island Cree
6. Never Ever (3:17)- Northern Cree
7. Me and Northern Cree (5:38)- Gordan McGilvery with Northern Cree
8. Bay Watch Babies (4:17)- Fly-In-Eagle
9. For You Dad (3:53)- Eya-Hey-Nakoda
10. Grab Your Bags (5:20)- Gordan McGilvery with Northern Cree