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Stewart Tune Req: Baptiste's Lament (Metis music) (30) RE: Tune Req: Baptiste's Lament (Metis music) 12 Sep 17

Warrior's Lament was originally written by fiddle player Sierra Noble in memory of her great grandmother as a waltz under the title "Grandma Blanche." Later she played it for the "Aboriginal Spiritual Journey - Calling Home Ceremony" in Belgium and France organized by Canadian Aboriginal veterans, elders and spiritual leaders. A group of Métis veterans asked her to also name it "The Métis Prayer", which she did. In the Spring of 2007 she went back again to France for the 90th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge and Rededication Ceremony at the Canadian Memorial, where she played the tune (recorded here), now titled "The Warrior's Lament, in honor of all of the soldiers. Sierra recounts this in THE CREATION AND LIFE OF "THE WARRIORS LAMENT." It is indeed a very powerful and moving tune.

Cheers, S. in Seattle

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