Mwalim playing viola in the Woods

Mwalim DaPhunkee Professor recently signed with Spirit Wind Records and is getting ready to release his first NDN Jazz album with them, “Awakekend By A Noon Day Sun”

From the 2014 Native American Music Awards, Mwalim DaPhunkee Professor, a soul- funk- jazz musical artist and member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe took home two Top Nominee medals and an offer from Donald Blackfox to join the Spirit Wind Records family of traditional and contemporary Native American recording artists.

Mwalim, a veteran songwriter, producer, session and touring musician has been recording and releasing albums on his own LMMGM label since 1990, interrupted by a stint at a major label subsidiary as a staff producer and spec artist.  As it is the nature of Spirit Wind Records to give complete creative control to it’s artists, this project will be a co-release between LMMGM and Spirit Wind. In November, Mwalim e-mailed a zip file of rough mixes to Donald Blackfox for fina approval, who responded “Just listened to the tracks I love them My kind of music. Great Job.” adding the proposed album to Spirit Wind’s release roster for winter of 2014.