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Burnurwurbskek Singers, drummers

Comprised of men representing many of Maine’s Wabanaki people, the members of the Burnurwurbskek Singers have been drumming together for almost 25 years. They perform traditional northeast woodland songs that date back to time immemorial, as well as more contemporary, intertribal songs. These songs have been passed down in their rich oral tradition from generation to generation—from fathers, grandfathers, and uncles to brothers, cousins, and sons. The Singers have performed at many national events for Native American organizations and at smaller regional gatherings up and down the US East Coast and Canada. The Burnurwurbskek Singers are honored to continue to share their traditional music with Indian Country.