Pennishish – 2005

 Bird_CD.jpg Omushkigo Elder, Pennishish (Louis Bird), is well-known for his appearances at storytelling festivals across Canada and beyond. In this 3-CD set, he offers a progressively profound experience of his people’s traditional life in the James Bay Lowlands – the lands of the muskeg where the ice goes out of the Hudson’s Bay in August and the tundra spreads for endless miles. Recording for the CDs was carried out in an informal home setting. This has had some effect on sound quality. Removed from the time constraints of a studio, however, Pennishish was free to weave the stories into a continuous flow, interpreting their meaning in the manner of his Elders.

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