GJK Promotions proudly presents Asani from Edmonton, Alberta, as Artist of the Day.
Asani (pronounced uh-sa-nee) plays A'capella, folk and roots music. Asani ("rock" in the Cree language) consists of Debbie Houle (Cree Metis from Eliazbeth Metis Settlement), Sarah Pocklington (Cree Metis) and Sheryl Sewepagaham (Little Red River Cree Nation), whom all share - lead vocals, harmony, drum and rattle.
The Asani website http://www.asani.org/association.aspx is a wonderful place to find out more about these amazingly talented ladies and how they continue carrying the traditional influences of First Nation and Metis music. While Debbie currently serves as a Director with the Metis Settlements General Council, Sarah continues to learn, teach, developes courses and workshops in the field of Native Studies for the past 20 years, while Sherryl is currently an elementary music teacher and conductor of the Aboriginal children’s choir, Awasisak Nikamowak.
Asani’s debut CD “Rattle and Drum” (2005) has been nominated for 11 music awards throughout North America, including a 2006 Juno Award nomination for ‘Aboriginal Recording of the Year’. Asani received a Canadian Aboriginal Music Award in 2005 for Best Female Traditional/Cultural Roots Album. Asani is currently working on their next cd.
To find out more about Asani, view some pictures, find out some of the amazing places that this trio has performed and listen to their music, including their rendition of O'Canada, check out the Asani myspace at
Cheers and Inspire :)