Haá Shiyí - Our Songs

Dena Zagi – Traditional Contemporary Folk/Rock

June 15th, 2019 at the Carcross Commons

Dena Zagi was created in 2009 by Jenny and Dennis. Dennis Shorty is both singer & songwriter and plays the guitar and harmonica. Jennifer Frohling plays both the traditional drum/drum set and native flute. She is also backup singer. Jenny hails from Germany and is Dennis’ partner.
Dena Zagi is a traditional – contemporary duo and their music is written in the Kaska language and the lyrics are about the land, animals, love and respect, ancestors and traditions.

They’ve played together in various venues in Canada and in Germany.

In 2018, their album Gucho Hin was nominated for the Indigenous Music Awards and Canadian Folk Music Awards.

They hope to encourage young people to preserve their language through music.

Dena Zagi means “people’s voice”.


June 15th, 2019 at the Carcross Commons