Marriage Song for a Dance After Wedding Ceremony.

John Augustine, Metepenagiag First Nation
c. 1953
CANADA Atlantic Provinces, Atlantic Provinces, CANADA
© 1953, Canadian Museum of Civilization Archives. All Rights Reserved.


Historical accounts describe ceremonial music associated with weddings, with funeral and mourning rites, as well as with social dances including the snake dance, greeting dance, and trading dance. Chief-making ceremonies also included singing. Chief John Augustine of the Metepenagiag First Nation (Mi'kmaq) provides a sample of such music, recorded at Red Bank, New Brunswick, in 1953..

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