Dena Zagi


Dena Zagi was created in 2009 by Jenny and Dennis. Dennis Shorty is the singer song-writer and plays the guitar and Jenny is the backup singer and plays the traditional drum and drum set. Dena Zagi is a Traditional Contemporary duo and their music is written in the Kaska Language and the lyrics are about the land, animals, spirits, respect, ancestors and traditions.They've played together in various venues in Canada and in Germany.They like to encourage young people to preserve their language through music.

“Dena Zagi” means "people's voice".


Dena Zagi won "Outstanding Performance Award" at ADAKA Festival in 2015

Dennis Shorty, vocals & guitar harmonica

Jenny Froehling , vocals, drum and drum set, Flute

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Issue- Jan13/2021

PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton Photography