17 June 2022
Mike Paul is an Ilnu songwriter born on the shores of Pekuakami Lake in Mashteuiatsh. Nominated for the 2020 Canadian Folk Music Award and the 2019 Indigenous Music Awards, the friendly Wolverine (Kuekuatsheu) is back with a vengeance with his 3rd album “Ashuapmushuan” (where we watch for moose). Guided by the river and the spirit of the winds, his voice resounds in the universe for the protection of the living on assi (earth) and for the pride of the millennial culture of his ilnu people of hunter-gatherers.
The recipient of the 2019 CALQ Impulsion grant offers us a magnificent album with folk, rock and traditional sounds in Ilnu, French and English that takes us to the heart of Nutshimit (inland) and the myths and legends of the First Peoples.