Their first album is call "Rattle and Drum" and it is excellent. They released their second album in Oct, 2009 and it is called "Listen". I just purchased it and I like it.
Asani mean "rock" in Cree and these Alberta Aboriginal singers are:
"Debbie Houle - Lead vocals, harmony, drum and rattle. As a Cree Metis, Debbie was born in Edmonton and was raised in the Elizabeth Metis Settlement in Northeast Alberta. She has been singing since the age of five and studied voice at the Grant
MacEwan Community College in Edmonton, Alberta. Debbie currently works with the Edmonton Winter Light Festival and the Wicihitowin Circle of Shared Responsibility & Stewardship as a community coordinator. Email Debbie at email@example.com
Sarah Pocklington - Lead vocals, harmony, drum and rattle. Sarah is Cree Metis and graduated from the vocal program at GraMacEwan Community College , has a B.A. in English/Anthropology, a Masters Degree in Native Studies and is currently working towards a PhD in Education Policy Studies with a focus on contemporary Aboriginal music. She has also taken courses in dance, drama and percussion. Sarah has been teaching, developing courses, and conducting workshops in the field of Native Studies for the past 20 years. Email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sherryl Sewepagaham - Lead vocals, harmony, drum and rattle. Sherryl is from the Little Red River Cree Nation in northern Alberta . She began singing since a young age and went on to study classical voice and piano at the Alberta College Conservatory of Music in Edmonton and Douglas College in New Westminster, BC . She has completed her Bachelor of Education degree in Elementary (Music). Sherryl is currently an elementary music teacher and conductor of the Aboriginal children’s choir, Awasisak Nikamowak. Email Sherryl at email@example.com"
These bios are from the ASANI website www.asani.org.
Check it out if you have a chance.
Here's a sample of one of the songs on this album.