Waawiyeyaa is an Anishinaabe term that means "The circle". The circle is a symbol of balance and harmony in creation. Our band began with Marty and Tom getting together to play music to Marty's poems that became lyrics. Joe eventually joined them and the three began performing at various local venues. Jud, Jeff, and Leora joined about the same time and brought a new energy to the group. Keenan joined us and blew the room away with his saxophone! Last to join was Caitlin and her voice added a great range to the vocals! We recorded our first albums during the summer of 2018 with seven time Nammy Award winner Keith Secola as our producer and Dan Zini as the studio director.
As we gather to create music, we remember those who have
come before and do our best to honor their sacrifices so that we may
have a good life. We play our hearts out for our audiences and hope that
our music inspires them and teaches them about the many issues
contained within the lyrics. We also hope that our music helps make this
world a better place for future generations. We hope that one day they
will look back and know that we did things in a good way. Miigwech for
supporting our music and being part of the Waawiyeyaa story!
Waawiyeyaa may be available for concerts/events depending on individual band members schedules. Our fees vary based on number of band members, distance, number of days/hours, and other considerations. Concerts that require overnight stays must include accommodations for all band members. To check on availability, please contact Tina Moses, band manager at firstname.lastname@example.org