A great shot of energy from Art Napoleon and friends – and a probable theme song for Winnipeg’s Althea “Got Bannock?” Guiboche, celebrating her First Anniversary serving bannock to the homeless on the cold streets of Winnipeg.
Art’s dialect is Bush Cree from BC, a y-dialect that often uses î instead of ê, but he says these words are more “Creenglish:” they don’t follow all the rules of proper Cree. The blues jam, on the other hand, is universal!
Let’s go out and have some fun!
namilâs astâ ham mîna
wiyâs astâ jam mîna
Come, have some bannock.
Put some molasses and ham, meat and jam.
Let’s have fun.
The album includes more great tunes and lessons in Cree for kids. You can find the whole album on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/mocikan/id274522625, or purchase songs from CD Baby Music Store.