TRAGICALLY HIP TRIBUTE BAND FROM MOOSE FACTORY TRANSLATES LYRICS INTO CREE

Incorporating Cree into The Hip's lyrics strengthens relationship Gord Downie had with Indigenous people

Clint Hamilton, Ryan Morrison, Vic Linklater, Jon Kapashesit and Paul Chakasim are The Poets. The Tragically Hip tribute band is translating lyrics into Cree. (Supplied by Vic Linklater)

A Tragically Hip tribute band from the Moose Cree First Nation on the James Bay coast is incorporating Cree into the lyrics of a couple of iconic Hip songs.

The band called The Poets got together last summer in Moose Factory at a local music festival called The Gathering of Our People..

“We tried to emulate the guitars and the drums and the vocals as close as possible to The Tragically Hip, just out of respect and out of enjoyment of the band,” said frontman Vic Linklater from The Poets.

Linklater sees The Hip as being synonymous with Canadians and as an extension of Canadiana throughout the country.

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