The man behind the music is Marc Meriläinen (formerly Nadjiwan). Born in northern Manitoba and raised in the untamed beauty of Northwestern Ontario, Marc knew from an early age he would perform music. 

Marc went on to achieve much success in both Canada and the United States with the NADJIWAN project.  Releasing 4 records from 1995 to 2008 Marc quickly generated great reviews and found his way onto many radio play lists on both sides of the border including various nominations for Canadian Aboriginal Music and Native American Music Awards.  Marc’s releases have also made their way to the number one spot on various Aboriginal music charts.

In addition to releasing his own original music Marc has composed scores for  theatre and television.  His work on the production Agokwe earned him a Dora Award Nomination in 2009 for BEST ORIGINAL COMPOSITION.  Some of the other theatre productions Marc has worked on include; New World Brave, Coyote City and Artifacts.  Marc has also provided music and scores for CBC, CTV and APTN.