The Spiritual Warriors

 

Internationally acclaimed music group, The Spiritual Warriors, create music inspired by the land and life in the coast mountains of the Lilwat Nation. With their unique blend of indigenous chants and contemporary roots, rock, reggae, The Spiritual Warriors are distinctly west coast. The band perform most of their songs in U'cwalmicwts and are passionate about preserving and promoting their language and culture. The uplifting reggae rhythm only underlines the beautiful harmonizing of the vocals sung bilingually in English and U'cwalmicwts, the Lil'wat Language. The Spiritual Warriors, formerly known as Kalan Wi, are led by father and daughter, Leroy Joe ( vocals, guitar) and Daisy Joe ( vocals) and are accompanied by Richard Doucet with his infectious djembe beats. the backbone of the Caribbean rhythm section is laid down by Mike Rowe (bass) and Tim Lall (drums) of Jamaican and Trinidadian heritage. The band regularly collaborates with other First Nation artists and musicians to write and perform live. Ancestors, their debut Album was released in 2019 and has received 4 nominations at the Native American Music Awards in New York and won for BEST WORLD RECORDING. This truly unique band will take you on a cultural journey to the natural heartbeat of the Indigenous drum and the St'at'imc people.

 

The Spiritual Warriors: Ancestors (2019 -Smoke Signal Records)

  • 2019 - NAMA award winner - Best World Recording
  • 2019 - NAMA nominee - Song of the year ( This is our song)
  • 2019 - NAMA nominee - New or debut Du0/Group of the year
  • 2019 - NAMA nominee - Best Historical/Linguistic Recording

 

(Formerly known as Kalan Wi)

Kalan Wi: Celebrate (2012-Smoke Signal Records)

  • 2013 - NAMA award winner - Best Historical/ linguistic  Recording
  • 2013 - NAMA nominee - Best World Recording
  • 2013 - Western Canadian Music Awards nominee - Best World Recording