Whitefish Bay Singers

3 Awards4 Nominations

Pow Wow - TraditionalOjibway

BIOGRAPHY

The Whitefish Bay Singers formed in the 1970’s during a time of social and cultural struggles in the community.
In an effort to combat this trend Andy White garnered the advice of the elders and with their direction he, along with his brothers and relatives, started the Whitefish Bay Singers. At the time elders directed that he gather many of the young men of the community to begin training them in the ways of the drum, to assist the community in the healing process. The drum began traveling within the local area as a way of practicing their songs, although they experienced and appreciated many different styles of singing they remained true to their style of singing. After many years of singing the old songs traditional to the Lake of the Woods Anishinaabe they began making their own songs that further propelled their name to greater heights. With their own style of singing and their own songs they began getting attention from other areas of the pow wow world. The singers have hosted, visited, competed and won many championships at numerous gatherings throughout turtle island (North America). They continue to travel to different gatherings and still find the very pleasure that is singing for the peoples of all nations. They still carry the sound that made them the respected drum group that they are, with the same powerful delivery.
“ I remember when we first got our drum, an elder said that that the drum will eventually travel to many places…and that’s what happened”
Over the years, they have had singers hail from the communities of Naotkamegwanning (Whitefish Bay), Onigaming (Sabaskong), Northwest Angle, Iskatewizaagegan (Shoal Lake #39), Wabaseemong, Northwest Bay and Couchiching First Nations. We are pleased to release this album for all to enjoy.

Miigwetch!


We would like to say Miigwetch to those teachers, elders, who have guided them through the years. To the creator for all that he gave the Anishinabe people.


The Whitefish Bay Singers

Randy White Andy White
Ryan White Ramsey White
A.J. White John White
Tom White Jr. Charlie Kelly
Jamie Mandamin Gray Fox White Freeman White Jr. Elton Bruyere
Clarence Kelly Farrell Mandamin

Awards

Nominations

  • 2017 Best Pow Wow - Traditional Album for Aaw'pii 2016

Albums

Aaw'pii 2016

Aaw'pii 2016 Whitefish Bay Singers

Released: December 16th, 2016

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Songs

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"Way 2 Expensive" from Whitefish Bay Singers

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"2-Wass" from Whitefish Bay Singers

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"Honor Song" from Whitefish Bay Singers

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"Toowaas' Style" from oshke ye ii

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"Too Expensive" from oshke ye ii

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"That's A Wrap" from oshke ye ii

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"Blazin'" from Whitefish Bay Singers established 1970

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"The Baxter" from Whitefish Bay Singers established 1970

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"Too-Waas' Song" from Whitefish Bay Singers established 1970

Aaw'pii 2016

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"Aapiichii Daaniigamowaa" from Aaw'pii 2016

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"Lou's" from Aaw'pii 2016

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"Jingle Dress Side Step 2" from Aaw'pii 2016