Seventeen-time international award-winning Mezzo-Soprano vocalist, Rhonda Head, released her fourth full-length album in the fall. Waniska, which means to rise up or awaken in the Cree language, is dedicated to Head’s late brother Chris and pays homage to her roots as a member of Swampy Cree Nation in Manitoba’s Treaty 5 Territory. 

 

“The album is about loss and finding happiness again,” shares Head. “Working on this album was very emotional, and spiritual and it also brought great joy. Coming from a reserve in northern Manitoba, this has been one amazing journey from the beginning stages of the album, to the final take.”

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