About Us

Comprised of men representing many of Maine’s Wabanaki people (including the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Maliseet and Mic Mac tribes), the members of the Burnurwurbskek Singers have been drumming together for almost 25 years. They perform traditional northeast woodland songs that date back to time immemorial, as well as more contemporary, intertribal songs. These songs have been passed down in their rich oral tradition from generation to generation - from fathers, grandfathers and uncles to brothers, cousins and sons. The Singers have performed at many national events for Native American organizations and at smaller regional gatherings up and down the US East Coast and Canada. Members of the group include: Dean Francis and his son Nick Francis, former Penobscot Nation Chief Barry Dana and his brother Rob Dana, Ron Bear and his two sons Nick Bear and Cree Neptune Bear. The Burnurwurbskek Singers are honored to continue to share their traditional music with Indian Country.


Music, Video and Photos

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Traditional Wabanaki instruments and artwork are displayed and discussed during our school programs.

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