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Bekka Ma'iingan

Bekka Ma'iingan

By Zoon

Friday, April 28, 2023
Daniel Glen Monkman
Paper Bag Records
Fontana North
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Zoon's Bekka Ma'iingan is the second full length release on Paper Bag Records out April 28, 2023.

Zoon’s evolution continues to gather momentum since the release of their universally acclaimed 2020 debut Bleached Wavves. Bekka Ma'iigan (Bay-ka Mo-Een-Gan) is the highly anticipated sophomore album from Daniel Monkman, an astonishing sonic landscape that will surprise and transport listeners. Zoon returns with a remarkable album featuring string arrangements from Owen Pallett, and numerous contributors including Michael Peter Olsen, Andrew McLeod (Sunnsetter), special guest Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth) and mixed by Grammy winning producer Mark Lawson.

Bekka Ma'iingan translates directly from Ojibway to 'slow down' and 'wolf'. Zoon has steadfastly woven their Indigenous experience and activism into every fabric of their work. They tackle the intricate issues of the fear of loss of their Ojibway language, and acknowledging their '2-Spirit' identity. The choice to more openly share that side of themselves now, is partly in hope of supporting others who may not feel or be in a safe space to show or be themselves yet.

"This album is about acknowledging a part of me that I felt was there the whole time."


released April 28, 2023

Produced by Daniel Glen Monkman  
Mixed by Mark Lawson  
String Arrangements: Owen Pallett

Andrew McLeod  
Lee Ranaldo  
Michael Peter Olsen  
Daniel Wintermans 
Connory Ballantyne 
Danny Hacking  
Elizabeth Burt 
Scott Willet 

In loving memory of Travis Neil Schmidt 

We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

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