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The Dakhká Khwáan Dancers and DJ Dash present Deconstruct/Reconstruct

Modern songs and stories in a traditional style.

This album captures the identity of modern day Tlingit composers through songs rooted in the powerful Tlingit First Nations tradition. The Dakhká Khwáan Dancers work to bring cultural revitalization and social transformation within their communities through song, dance, drumming, and storytelling.

Gunalchéesh Our Creator, Our Ancestors

We thank you for this life, we walk in your path, we desire to uphold your teachings. We are Dakhká Khwáan inland Tlingit and Athabaskan, we are the descendants of strong and noble people. We carry on our elders’ vision of self-determination, reclamation, revitalization, decolonization, healing, strength, transformation and rebirth. We are deconstructing our colonial past and we are reconstructing our Indigenous identity with the foundations of our own teachings and principals holding us up.

Deconstruct

Deconstruct

#IndigenousMusic #FirstNations #Electronic
1
The Dakhká Khwáan + Chilkoot Series Story
2
Chilkoot Outside Song
3
Chikoot Entrance
4
The Story of Raven Strut
5
Raven Strut
6
The Story of On to New Shores
7
On to New Shores
8
The Story of Spirit of Carving
9
Spirit of Carving
10
The Story of Killer Whale Hunt
11
Killer Whale Hunt
12
The Story of X’asheeyi
13
X’asheeyi
14
The Story of Box Drum Exit
15
Box Drum Exit
Reconstruct

Reconstruct

#IndigenousMusic #FirstNations #Electronic
1
Deconstruct/Reconstruct (DASH Remix)
2
Raven Strut (DASH Remix)
3
Spirit of Carving (DASH Remix)
4
Killer Whale Hunt (DASH Remix)
5
Spirit of The Dancer (DASH Remix)
6
Box Drum Exit (DASH Remix)

Find our album here

THE TEAM

We couldn’t have produced such an amazing album without the dedication of some fantastic people. We are grateful that you joined us for this journey that was more than a year and half in the making. Daniel Ashley, Breanne and Gary Bremner of GBP Creative, Green Needle Records, J. Holland and Rise Ashen.

Produced: The Dakhká Khwáan Dancers + D. Ashley (DASH)
Recording: Green Needle Records, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Recording Engineer: J. Holland
Mix Engineer: D. Ashley (DASH) + J. Holland
Mastering: Rise Ashen, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Remixing: D. Ashley (DASH)
Photography: GBP Creative + Mark Rutledge, CGD™
Design: Mark Rutledge, CGD™

DASH

Daniel Ashley (DASH) is an electronic music producer, DJ, vocalist, percussionist, and media composer. Raised in the Yukon, the territory’s diverse natural soundscapes have shaped his unique style of music composition. DASH’s production style involves recording and arranging environmental sounds and incorporating them with electronic beats, bass, and atmospheres. DASH has a variety of skills and talents including: teaching, carpentry, and downhill ski coaching. He is also no stranger to a chain saw when the weather begins to turn.

Some of his more notable performances include: 2017 From the North Tour, 2017 Canada Games, 2016 Shambala Music Festival, 2012 Arctic Winter Games Opening Ceremonies, 2010 Paralympic Opening Ceremonies, and the 2008 Beijing Olympics. His work in film and video includes titles such as: Camera Trap, Shift, and Northern Lights Guaranteed. Daniel lives and works in Whitehorse, with his wife Sofia and son Nova.

To hear more from DASH head to dashmusic.ca 

GBP CREATIVE

GBP Creative is a photography company turns the everyday into something meaningful. Specializing in commercial, corporate and editorial photography, our images bring to light, every day heroes and the jobs they do.  Head over to their site to see some of their amazing photography skills.

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