Dena Zagi was created in 2009 by Jenny and Dennis. Dennis Shorty is both singer & songwriter and plays the guitar.He is born underneath a tree near Ross River and is Kaska First Nation. Jennifer Froehling is a singer and plays both the traditional drum & drum set and First Nation flute . Jenny hails from Germany and is Dennis’ partner.
Dena Zagi is a Traditional Contemporary duo and their music is written in the Kaska Language and the lyrics are about the land, animals, respect, ancestors and traditions.
They’ve played together in various venues in Canada and in Germany.
They hope to encourage young people to preserve their language through music.
Dena Zagi means “people’s voice”.
- 2018 Best Inuit, Indigenous Language, or Francophone Album for Gucho Hin
"Prayer Song" from Gucho Hin
"Benny" from Gucho Hin