Claude McKenzie

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Claude McKenzie (born 1967 in Schefferville, Quebec)[1] is a Canadian singer-songwriter. An Innu from Maliotenam, he was half of the popular folk music duo Kashtin, the most commercially successful musical group in First Nations history.

He released his debut solo album, Innu Town, in 1997. Two years later, he was seriously injured in a car accident.

He made a recording comeback in 2009 with the album "Inniu" (meaning "being reborn") with Montreal producer François Lesage who offered McKenzie to re-record this album with his ex-partner of the group Kashtin, Florent Vollant. Lesage also helped McKenzie to write the only French song of the album, "Nous". All other songs are written in Innu, a native language found in Québec, as it was the case with all songs from the three albums issued by Kashtin in the late 1980s and early 1990s.



Year Album
1997 Innu Town
2004 Pishimuss 2009 Inniu


Year Single CAN AC Album
1996 "Innu Town" Innu Town
1997 "Taste of Tears" 51


  1. ^ Claude McKenzie at Les filles électriques