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
manitow osākihitowin
kitēhihk ayāw kisē manitow
ispīhci kahkiyaw iskwēwak
ayiwāk kititēyihtākosin
ayiwāk mīna itēyihtākosiw
kā-kī-kikiskawat Jesus
kihcihtwāw Marie
kihcihtwāw Marie
manitow okāwīmisk
anohc mīna wī-nipiyāhki
anohc mīna wī-nipiyāhki
kākikē nīsohkamawinān
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

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