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CanadaStudent Emma Stevens Covers 'Blackbird' By The Beatles In Mi'kmaq

22:49  02 may  2019
22:49  02 may  2019 Source:   huffingtonpost.ca

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Emma Stevens performs Paul McCartney’s Blackbird in the Mi ’ kmaq language as part of the Indigenous Women in Community Leadership Alumni Gathering 2019. Emma Stevens - Blackbird by The Beatles sung in Mi ' kmaq - Продолжительность: 2:37 Allison Bernard Memorial High School

I also wanted to showcase the young Mi '' kmaq singer, Emma Stevens and musician in this video who gave an Emma Stevens - Blackbird by The Beatles sung in Mi ' kmaq - Продолжительность: 2:37 Allison Bernard Memorial Aria - Cover of " Blackbird " by The Beatles - Продолжительность: 2:25

Student Emma Stevens Covers 'Blackbird' By The Beatles In Mi'kmaq © Provided by Oath Inc. Grade 10 student Emma Stevens sings beautifully.

Emma Stevens has taken her vocal Mi'kmaq wings, learning to fly and basking in this moment when her cover of the Beatles "Blackbird" has garnered nearly 100,000 views on YouTube.

The Grade 10 student and her fellow students at Allison Bernard Memorial High School recorded Paul McCartney's "Blackbird" in their native Mi'kmaq language. The school, which is located in Eskasoni First Nation, N.S., supplements the provincial curriculum with courses in Mi'kmaq language and culture.

The students recorded the song to bring awareness to the International Year of Indigenous Languages. This United Nations initiative raises awareness of Indigenous Languages across the world in the hopes of helping to keep them alive.

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Emma Stevens , 16, sings a cover of Blackbird by The Beatles entirely in the Mi ' Kmaq language in a YouTube video that marks the UN's The teenage girl who recorded a cover of Blackbird by The Beatles entirely in Mi ' kmaq says she hopes to one day release a full album in her people's language.

A tribute to the beautiful Lnu'k of Mi 'kma'ki by the Grade 6's from Tantallon Senior Elementary School, Upper Tantallon, Nova Scotia who were inspired by Emma Stevens and the students of Allison Bernard Memorial High School, Eskasoni, Cape Breton (Unama'ki) in learning to sing " Blackbird " in

The beautifully arresting cover was produced by Allison Bernard Memorial High School music teacher Carter Chiasson. Mi'kmaq language teacher Katani Julian and her father, Albert "Golydada" Julian, translated the lyrics into Mi'kmaq, Global News reported.

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"Those lyrics kind of make me feel more hopeful, more inspired to, like, learn my language more than I already know, and to show non-Mi'kmaq people the beauty of the song in our language," Stevens, 16, told "As It Happens" host Carol Off.

She was only waiting for this moment to be free. And heard.

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