Please watch: Mahekan available on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4AqybgvU_c
It shares we are “stronger together than apart” and could not come at a better time in our divisive society. Manitoba Grand Chief Arlen Dumas and real timber wolves make cameo appearances.
Drumheller, Alberta, Canada: President of Starland Studios Matthew Todd Paproski says “we are now working in the music industry with breakthrough recording artists Moody x 2 releasing their new album. Through good fate we met the two singing Moodie sisters of the Cree Wolf clan and made an exciting music video for their new single “Mahekan” (The Wolf). Their music will also be featured in a feature documentary we are making called ‘How Will Wolves Survive?’ involving wolves being raised by us.
Natashia Moodie says she “can’t believe that she is a single mother with three young daughters, and since she was eleven has now sang 22 years, made six albums, received a 2015 Indigenous Music Awards nomination for Best Pop Album and is finally entering the Canadian Juno Awards!” Her and her sister Alexandria are from Nelson House in Northern Manitoba (Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation) and are singers, songwriters and public speakers on anti-bullying, suicide prevention and missing and murdered women.
Paproski says Mahekan is a perfect first sample of the diverse styles on new album ‘Only Up From Here’. Mahekan is enchanting and unique in how it mixes English with Cree lyrics and is set in old and modern times. It also carries a strong social message about people now needing to come together. It is intertwined with a compelling story involving filming the wolves from our How Will Wolves Survive? film and a cameo appearance of Manitoba Grand Chief Arlen Dumas wearing headdress howling with the wolves.
It is a catchy and soulful tune with eye-catching imagery that you just can’t stop replaying in your head. Think subtle influences of Adele, Shania Twain, Celine Dion, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Robbie Robertson. It is intended that the music video goes viral and the sisters are asking everyone to share it world-wide…
Buy album: Only Up From Here at Bandcamp https://moodyx2.bandcamp.com/album/only-up-from-here
Mahekan is released with “Calling All Hearts” and four songs: “Last Night”, “Pullin Me”, “YOUniverse” and “When Your Heart Has Wings” – by writer Chris Burke-Gafney of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Chris helped launched the careers of Chantal Kreviazuk, McMaster& James, Sierra Noble, Mackenzie Porter and more.
Matthew Todd Paproski is a respected filmmaker of global TV specials Fire Attack with host William Shatner and Cougar Crossings with music by David Bowie; host of TV series Wildlife Wranglers in Canada, Europe, Russia, Africa, Israel and the Middle East; and founder of Starland Studios, a full service media production company, online distributor and animal sanctuary, based in Drumheller, Alberta.
Special Thanks: Editor, Jason Carlson; Spirit Way Inc. and Boreal Discovery Centre in Thompson, MB.
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