Constellation Records reissues Alanis Obomsawin's 1985 album 'Bush Lady'
Acclaimed filmmaker and songwriter Alanis Obomsawin performed songs from her 1985 album 'Bush Lady' live for the very first time at Le Guess Who? 2017, featuring original compositions as well as music of the Native American Abenaki people. During her performance, she also performed two never recorded songs: 'La Berceuse' and 'The Spirit Of The River'. Last week, Constellation Records released a reissue of Obomsawin’s first and only LP ‘Bush Lady’:
The reissue includes updated liner notes, a pull-out poster and new archival images. Stream ‘Bush Lady’ below, and watch + listen Obomsawin’s performance at Le Guess Who? 2017 here.
About Alanis Obomsawin:
Alanis Obomsawin received worldwide acclaim as a filmmaker and visual artist. Her work is binded by crusading for the rights and well being of indigenous populations while simultaneously celebrating their culture and heritage. Lesser known but equally impressive are her endeavors as a lyricist and musician. Obomsawin has sung since the 60s, performing for humanitarian causes at universities, museums, prisons, festivals and art centres. Her 1985 album ‘Bush Lady’, which she performed at LGW, features traditional songs of the Native American Abenaki people, as well as original compositions.
Photography by Melanie Marsman.