An Aboriginal Carol

An Aboriginal Carol

Kit - 2008
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Before the angels stars grew dim
And wondering hunters heard their hymn
One mystic flute - one hundred drums
One message clear, "A King has come!"
Not one had ever seen the like
By light of day or moon of night
Before the angels stars grew dim
And wondering hunters heard this hymn. . .

An Aboriginal Carol is the ultimate Aboriginal collaboration:

Poetry by Metis poet David Bouchard,
Paintings by First Nations artist Moses Beaver, and
Music by Inuit performer Susan Aglukark.

Best-selling Canadian author David Bouchard reworks Canada's oldest and most well-known carol, The Huron Carol . The art of Moses Beaver, from the fly-in reserve of Summer Beaver, Ontario (Nikinamik), resonates and awakens an awareness that is at once exciting and empowering, a way for all people to understand the birth of Christ from an Aboriginal worldview. The pride of the north, Susan Aglukark, interprets, for the first time, the revered carol.

Written in English and in Inuktituk, the language of Canada's Inuit people, the book is accompanied by a CD, which includes a reading in both languages and a performance by Susan. Also available in French and Inuktituk. An Aboriginal Carol is certain to become a classic.

Publisher: Calgary, AB : Red Deer Press, c2008
ISBN: 9780889954069
Branch Call Number: 819.1 BOU
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm. 1 compact disc
Additional Contributors: Beaver, Moses 1960-
Aglukark, Susan

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Canada's Aboriginal people come from three groups -the Metis, the Inuit, and the First Nations. This beautiful book of Canada's first Christmas carol is the collaborative work of individuals from each of the groups.


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