Boozhoo Manoomin Suite
voice — fl, pno, vla OR vc
This piece musically explores manoomin (wild rice), the sacred food of the Anishinabeg (The People). “Boozhoo” is a greeting in Anishinabemowin (Ojibway language). This suite of pieces acknowledges the importance of the manoomin harvest to the Anishinabeg and how their destiny is historically and spiritually linked to that knowledge. The manoomin harvest is under threat today as a result of human industrial and recreational activities. The sustainability of manoomin is indicative of the state of our planet’s health and well-being and should be seen as the responsibility of all of us.