Kalan Wi was the first inception of the band winning a 2013 - NAMA award for - Best Historical/ Linguistic Recording. The roots infused cultural group used the traditional Lil'wat language and chanting styles to create their own brand of world beat music. Formed in 2007, in the Lil'wat Nation (Mt. Currie BC), Kalan Wi are Leroy Joe (vocals, guitars) Vania Stager (vocals), Russell Wallace (vocals, hand drum, keys, bass etc..) and Richard Doucet (percussionist, back up vocals). Leroy, Russell and Vania are Lil'wat Nation members and Richard Doucet is Acadian from New Brunswick.