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Jeremy Dutcher Keeps His Dying Language Aloft on the Grandiose "Mehcinut"

Posted by Noisey - Veronica Zaretski on February 13, 2018 in News

Jeremy Dutcher's music isn’t bound by any one specific definition and on his new album, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa (Our Maliseets Songs), he seamlessly fuses traditional Wolastoqiyik melodies with classical compositions and electronic music, but it’s entirely influenced by Dutcher’s home and community of Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick. “For me, this music belongs on the East coast, because that’s where I come from,” he says.

The experimental artist talks his upcoming record 'Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa,' challenging listeners and himself to fuse past and present sounds.