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Music Cape Breton's Diversity in Unity

Artist Annie Cremo

Annie (Denny) Cremo was born in 1908 and was a daughter of Peter and Helen (Sylliboy) Denny. She was also the wife of Simon Cremo and the mother of Lee Cremo, world champion Mi’kmaw fiddler. Annie and her husband lived in Potlotek for the early part of their married life, but relocated to Eskasoni in the early 1940s. For most of her life, she was involved in Mi’kmaw cultural and religious activities and became renowned for her knowledge of Mi’kmaq hymns, Mi’kmaw prayers and traditional stories. When people in the Mi’kmaq community were sick and dying, she would visit them and pray for them on length. To have her visit you during time of illness was considered a great honor and she was held in high esteem by the Mi’kmaq community for such actions. Annie’s knowledge of Mi’kmaq prayers was so proficient that she became a prayer leader with the Mi’kmaq Grand Council, or Sante Mawiomi, and in the Mi’kmaq community she was became known as the “Queen of Prayers.”

Annie was recognized by the Mi’kmaq community for her lifetime accomplishments and received the Grand Chief Donald Marshall Sr. Elder Award in 1993. Annie died in 1998 and at her funeral she received full honors from the Mi’kmaq Grand Council.