Wanskawongan

A couple of years ago, I served as the organizer for the Saratoga Native American Festival (2006 and 2007). During the 2007 festival, I had the opportunity to sit in with Abenaki storyteller, author and linguist, Jesse Bruchac, for the first song of his set.

Here are two cuts: the first is Jesse on drum and voice performing Wanskawogan, a traditional Abenaki greeting song.

The second cut is Jesse on traditional flute and me on keyboard performing variations on the song before.