Rhonda Head: Ave Maria

mâmaskâc! Brava!

Congratulations to Rhonda Head whose recording of Schubert’s Ave Maria – in Cree – is still holding on to #4 on Classical Charts in Canada on reverbnation. It has also moved up to #28 on the Global Charts – that’s around the world!

Let’s help her climb the charts by listening to her song 🎶🎵🎶

To listen, click here: http://www.reverbnation.com/open_graph/song/30122382

Although the text doesn’t match completely, here is Dolores Sand’s translation of the text into Plains Cree (in case you’d like to sing along).

Plains Cree text (Dolores Sand) English text of Ave Maria, as used by the Catholic Church
kitātamiskātin Maria
ē-sākaskinēskākoyan
manitow osākihitowin
kitēhihk ayāw kisē manitow
ispīhci kahkiyaw iskwēwak
ayiwāk kititēyihtākosin
ayiwāk mīna itēyihtākosiw
kā-kī-kikiskawat Jesus
kihcihtwāw Marie
kihcihtwāw Marie
manitow okāwīmisk
ayamihēstamawinān
kā-pāstāhoyāhk
anohc mīna wī-nipiyāhki
kitimākinawinān
anohc mīna wī-nipiyāhki
ayamihēstamawinān
kākikē nīsohkamawinān
kitimākēyiminān
kihcihtwāw Marie
Hail Mary full of Grace,
the Lord is with thee.
Blessed are thou among women
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.
Holy Mary Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now
and at the hour of our death
Amen.

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About Arden Ogg

Arden Ogg is Director of the Cree Literacy Network, launched in 2010 with the goal of creating Cree language literacy materials suitable for use by learners of all ages.
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