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Territoires, Oumigmag's first album is the story of a quest, a journey through the imaginary, spiritual and geographical territories of Québec. It is the story of the musk ox, said oumigmag in Inuktitut langage. The musical and poetic universe of Territoires draws inspiration from different sources. The pristine nature surrounding Lac Arthabaska, the native medecine wheel and its rich symbolic for the Four Directions' Cycle and a traditional québécois air with Pour la Suite du Monde as heard in the namesake film.
Composer Sébastien Sauvageau brought together a group tha cultivates the subtle balance between raw energy and contemplation in a breed of contemporary jazz and traditional music. Poweful, evocative and luminous music.
With the participation of singer Ariane Vaillancourt and traditional music singer Normand Miron form Les Charbonniers de l'Enfer.
Label : The 270 Sessions