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Kime Ani (Coming Home)

Edzi’u Loverin (Tahltan/Tlingit)
Canada | 2018 | 19 min | Soundscape

Kime Ani are words in the Tahltan language, translated to "homecoming," or "let’s go home." This beautiful and loving audio work is created from a selection of vintage audio samples from Edzi'u's three generations of grandmothers and matriarchs, recorded as early as 2017 and as late as 30 years ago. The result is a beautiful tapestry of voice, music and emotion.

Edzi’u is a Tahltan and inland Tlingit artist, songwriter and composer. Her songs are an incarnation of her family’s ancient tradition of storytelling, realized by designing sound through vintage and current audio recordings, electronic instruments and the voice. Currently her sound has evolved into vessels of history, tradition, and adaptation; a record of Indigenous experience through a contemporary Indigenous lens.