Artist Profiles: Jeremy Dutcher

Jeremy Dutcher

Jeremy Dutcher is a Canadian vocalist and musicologist. He is well-known for his album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, that was a shortlisted finalist for the 2018 Polaris Music Prize.

A Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) member of the Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick, Dutcher studied music and anthropology at Dalhousie University in Halifax. He recorded Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa after researching old archival recordings of traditional Maliseet songs at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, many of which are no longer being passed down to contemporary Maliseet youth. Many of the album’s songs also include samples of the original recordings as part of the backing tracks.

Discography:

Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa (2018)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.
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