On June 30th Alianait Arts Festival will be showcasing some amazing artists and our big Collaboration. To start off with Corey Panika will take the stage! We are delighted to have Sedaa back, an lranian-Mongolian fusion group based in Germany. After Sedaa our special guests Peqatigiffik Ingertartut from Greenland, a drum dance group with ages spanning from 20's to 60's, will perform and we will finish the evening with the incredible annual Collaboration. This year’s theme is Nunavut!
ᐱᖃᑎᒌᕝᕕᒃ ᐃᙱᖅᑕᖅᑐᑦ (ᓅᒃ, ᑲᓛᖡᑦ ᓄᓈᑦ) ᐱᖃᑎᒌᕝᕕᒃ ᐃᙱᖅᑕᖅᑐᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᑦᑐᑎᑦ ᕿᓚᐅᔾᔭᖅᑏᑦ ᑲᓛᖡᑦ ᓄᓈᓐᓃᙶᖅᑐᑦ. ᐱᖃᑎᒌᕝᕕᒃ ᐃᙱᖅᑕᖅᑐᑦ (ᐱ.ᐃ.) ᖃᑦᑏᓐᓇᐅᓪᓗᑎᑦ 11 ᐃᓐᓇᐃᑦ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᓖᑦ 20-ᓂᒃ ᑎᑭᑦᑐᒍ 60-ᓄᑦ, ᑲᑎᓲᑦ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᐊᖅᑐᑎᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᑕᒫᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᕿᓚᐅᔾᔭᖅᑦᑐᑎᑦ ᐃᙱᖃᑎᒌᑦᑐᑎᓪᓗ.
Pegatigiiffik Inngertartut (Nuuk, Greenland) Peqatigiiffik Inngertartut is a collaborative drum dance group Greenland. Peqatigiiffik Inngertartut (P.I) is a small union of 11 active adult members in the age from 20 to 60, who gather once a week and are drum dancing and drum singing together.
ᓯᑖ (ᕼᐊᓐᓅᕗ, ᔮᒪᓂ) ᓯᑖ ᑲᓱᖅᑎᑦᑎᔪᖅ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᕐᒥᒃ ᒪᓐᒎᓕᐊᓐ ᐃᙱᓲᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑖᒃᑯᓄᖓ ᓴᐃᓃᓯᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᙱᒐᓕᐊᕆᓲᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᔾᔨᐅᙱᓪᓚᕆᒃᑐᒥᒃ ᑐᓴᕈᒥᓇᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᐃᙱᒐᓕᐅᖅᑐᑎᑦ. ᐃᙱᖅᑎᒻᒪᕆᒃ ᓇᓴᓂᔭᕐᒐᓪ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓇᕋᓐᔮᑕᕐ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔫᒃ ᒫᓐᒎᓕᐊᒥ, ᐃᓕᔅᓯᖕᓂᒃ ᑎᒡᓕᖕᓂᐊᖅᑑᒃ ᑐᓪᓯᒧᕐ ᓂᔾᔭᐅᓯᔭᕈᑎᖓᓂᒃ ᑕᕚᒃᕼᐆᒥᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᐃᕆᐊᓂᐊᓐᒥᒃ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓲᑦ ᐊᒥᓱᓂᑦ ᓂᔾᔭᐅᓯᔭᕈᑏᑦ ᕙᕼᐊᑐᐊᕆ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒨᖓᑎᑦᑎᓪᓗᑎᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᐅᙱᒻᒪᕆᑦᑐᒥᒃ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᕐᒥᒃ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᑎᓕᖅᑐᑎᒃ ᓴᐃᓃᓰᑉ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᖓᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒫᓐᒎᓕᐊᓐ ᒪᓂᑦᑐᒥᒃ ᓄᓇᖓᓂᒃ.
Sedaa (Hannover, Germany) Sedaa connects traditional Mongolian music with the Orient which makes an extraordinary and fascinating sound. Master singer Nasanjargal and Naranbaatar who studied in Mongolia, abduct you together with the virtuosic Dulcimer player Davaakhuu and the Iranian Multi-instrumentalist Bahadori into one genuinely exotic world between Orient and Mongolian plain.
ᑯᐊᕆ ᐸᓂᑲᒃ (ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᖅ, ᓄᓇᕗᑦ) ᑯᐊᕆ, ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒦᙶᕐᓂᑯ, ᓈᓚᑦᑎᖁᑎᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᖁᕝᕙᐹᓪᓕᓇᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓱᑲᑦᑐᒥᒃ ᐃᔾᔪᐊᕈᒥᓇᖅᑐᓂᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ ᐃᙱᖅᑐᓂ ᓈᓚᒃᑎᑦᑎᓲᖅ. ᓄᑖᕐᒥᒃ ᓂᐱᓕᐅᖅᓯᒪᔭᖓᓂᒃ ᓴᒃᑯᐃᕋᑖᖅᑐᒥᓂᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᕗᖅ ᐃᙱᒐᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᐅᓚᓂᖃᑦᑎᐊᑐᒻᒪᕆᐅᒻᒪᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᑉᐱᓐᓂᕋᒃᓴᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᓅᓯᖓᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᒥᓂᖓᓂᒃ. ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓄᓇᕕᒻᒥᓗ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖃᑦᑕᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐃᙱᖃᑦᑕᕆᐊᖅᑐᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᕆᐊᖅᑐᖅᑐᓂ ᐱᖃᓯᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᑭᕕᐅᖅ ᐅᑎᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᒡᒋᐊᕘᒃᑯᑎᒍᑦ.
Corey Panika (Rankin Inlet, NU) Corey, who is from Rankin Inlet, gives his audience an uplifting and fast paced inspirational Inuktitut music experience. With a new album recently released he showcases his songs with energy and heartfelt personal experience. He has toured throughout Nunavut and Nunavik with his music and other projects including Kiviuq Returns with Qaggiavuut.
ᓯᐅᓪᕕᐊ ᑯᓘᑦᓯᐃ (ᑰᔾᔪᐊᖅ, ᓄᓇᕕᒃ) ᓯᐅᓪᕕᐊ 17ᓂᒃ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓂᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᓕᓴᕆᔭᐅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᓵᓚᔅᓴᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑕᐅᑐᕋᓐᓈᖅᑕᐅᓲᖅ, ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᑎᑦᑎᔨᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᓅᓱᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᖃᑦᑕᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᒃᑯᓐᓂ. ᓯᐅᓪᕕᐊ ᓯᓚᕐᔪᐊᕐᒥᐅᑕᕐᓂᒃ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᖏᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᖃᑦᑕᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ. 2011ᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᑐᑭᒧᐊᑦᑎᑎᔨᐅᖃᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᑐᓗᒐᕐᒥᒃ: ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑐᓗᒐᐅᑉ ᒥᔅᓵᓄᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑲᐅᓯᑐᖃᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑕᐅᑐᕋᓐᓈᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᒃᑯᑦ ᓄᐃᓴᑎᑦᑎᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑕᐅᑐᕋᓐᓈᕐᕕᒻᒥ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂᓪᓗ. ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒐᓴᓐᓂᒃ, ᓯᐅᓪᕕᐊ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᓅᓱᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᑕᐅᑐᕋᓐᓈᖅᑕᐅᕕᓐᓂᒃ ᓂᔾᔭᐅᓯᔭᖅᑎᓂᓪᓗ ᓴᓇᑐᔫᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᓄᐃᓴᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓅᓯᕐᒥᓪᓗ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᓪᓗ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᖓᓂᒃ ᓄᐃᓴᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ.
Sylvia Cloutier (Kuujjuaq, Nunavik) Sylvia brings over 17 years of experience as an award-winning performing artist, as a mentor to youth and has collaborated closely with Alianait in the past. Sylvia has collaborated with artists worldwide. In 2011 she co-wrote/directed Tulugak: Inuit Raven Stories which has been performed on the Alianait stage, the National Art Centre and others. For years, Sylvia has been working with youth in theatre and musical projects that encourage creative expression, address social issues and promote Inuit culture.
ᕖᕕ ᓯᐅᕆᓐᓯᓐ (ᓅᒃ, ᐊᑯᑭᑦᑐᑦ) ᕖᕕ ᓯᐅᕆᓐᓯᓐ ᐃᓄᒃ ᐱᓪᓚᕆᓐᖑᐊᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᑕᑯᓐᓇᖅᑕᐅᓲᖅ ᑐᑭᒧᐊᑦᑎᑎᔨᐅᓲᖑᓪᓗᓂᓗ, ᕿᓚᐅᔾᔭᖅᑎ ᐅᐊᔩᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐊᑐᓲᖅ. ᑕᐅᑐᕋᓐᓈᖅᑕᐅᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᓚᐅᕋᓂ, ᕖᕕ ᐱᓪᓚᕆᓐᖑᐊᖅᑎᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᑕᐅᑐᕋᓐᓈᖅᑕᐅᓲᖑᓪᓗᓂ, ᑕᓚᕖᓴᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓕᕆᔨᐅᓯᒪᔪᖅ, ᐊᖅᑭᔅᓱᐃᔨᐅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᑐᑭᒧᐊᑦᑎᑎᔨᐅᓪᓗᓂᓗ ᐊᑯᑭᑦᑐᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓂ. ᑲᓛᓯᑐᑦ ᐊᑯᑭᑦᑐᕐᒥᐅᑎᑐᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᓕᒃ, ᑕᐃᓂᔅᒥᐅᑎᑐᓪᓗ, ᖃᓪᓗᓈᑎᑐᓪᓗ ᐃᓄᑦᑎᑐ ᐅᖃᕈᓐᓇᖅᑐᖅ ᐅᐃᕖᑎᑐᓪᓗ.
Vivi Sørensen (Nuuk, Greenland) Vivi Sørensen is an Inuk actor, theatre director, drum and mask dancer. Prior to pursuing theatre degrees, Vivi worked as an actor, journalist and television host, producer and director in Greenland. She is fluent in Kalaallisut, Danish, and English and is proficient in Inuktut and French.
ᓵᓕ ᑕᖅᑭᖅ (ᓴᓪᓗᐃᑦ, ᑰᔾᔪᐊᖅ) ᓵᓕ ᐱᖓᓱᓂᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᖅᑐᓂ ᐃᓐᖏᐅᓯᓕᐅᖅᑎ ᐃᓐᖏᖅᑎ ᓄᓇᕕᒻᒥᐅᖅ. ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᑦᓯᐊᒥᒃ ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᑦᒥ ᓄᐃᓴᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᑐᓐᖓᓱᑦᑎᑕᕗᑦ ᓴᓐᖏᔪᒥᒃ ᐃᓐᖏᐅᑎᓕᐅᖅᑎᐅᔪᖅ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ.
Charlie Tarkirk (Salluit, Kuujjuaq) Charlie is a trilingual singer-songwriter from Nunavik. This will be his first time on the Alianait stage and we welcome his strong background in Inuktitut songwriting.
ᑯᐊᓐᑕᒻ ᓂᒐᕕᓯᒪᔪᑦ (ᓄᓇᑦᓯᐊᕗᑦ) ᓴᓇᑐᔫᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᖏᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᓄᐃᓴᑎᑦᑎᓲᑦ ᓂᔾᔭᐅᓯᔭᕐᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᒍᕋᐃᓴᓐ ᒍᕆᑦ, ᑎᐸᓂ ᐊᓕᔭᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᐃᓕ ᒪᑲᐃ ᓄᐃᓴᑎᑦᑎᔪᑦ ᐊᓪᓚᖓᔪᓂᒃ ᐃᓄᓐᓃᖔᖅᓯᒪᓪᓗᑎᓪᓗ ᑲᑎᑦᑐᑦ ᓯᓚᕐᔪᐊᑐᖃᕐᒥᒃ ᓂᐱᓂᒃ ᓄᑖᓂᓪᓗ ᓂᐱᓂᒃ. ᐅᐱᒍᓱᑦᑐᑦ ᓄᐃᓴᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᑎᓪᓗ ᐊᒫᖏᑦ, ᒍᕆᑦ, ᐊᓕᔭᒃ, ᒫᑲᐃᓗ ᓂᔾᔭᐅᑎᖏᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᖏᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᑦ ᓱᕈᐃᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐃᓄᓐᓂᒃ, ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᖓᓂᒃ ᓄᐃᓴᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ.
Quantum Tangle (Northwest Territories) combines the wide-ranging artistic visions of Greyson Gritt, Tiffany Ayalik and Kayley Mackay who draw from their respective Anishinaabe-Métis and Inuit backgrounds Blending old world sounds with new world flair. Proudly and boldly displaying their roots, Gritt, Ayalik and Mackay tailor their music to examine systemic racism and colonialism, while offering ways to empower marginalized groups.
We hope to see you on our second evening of the Alianait Arts Festival! We will be presenting some mega power house singers that will be sure to take your breath away. Starting with last year's Nunavut's Got Talent winners Mandi B and Band, then Sam Lynch armed with guitar and stunning voice. Celeigh Cardinal, who's voice carries a rare blend of warmth and power range. Then, we have Small Time Giants closing with their captivating energy.
ᒪᓐᑎ ᐳ (ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ, ᓄᓇᕗᑦ) ᐱᖓᓱᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᒻᒥᐅᑦ ᐱᖃᑎᒌᑦ ᑲᑎᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᓕᐅᓵᖅᑐᑎᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᓂᐊᕋᒥᒃ ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᑦ “ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᔪᙱᑦᑐᑦ” 2018−ᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓂᕆᐅᙱᓈᖅᑐᑎᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᑦᑐᑎᑦ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ! ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᖏᓐᓇᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᐃᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐊᒥᓱᓂᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓂᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᑯᒥᓂᖏᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑐᒋᑦ ᐊᒥᓱᓂᑦ ᓄᑖᕐᓂᒃ ᐃᙱᒐᓕᐅᕈᑎᒋᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᑯᕆᓪᓗᒋᑦ.
Mandi B (Iqaluit, NU) Three Iqalumiut friends got together at the last minute to take part in Alianait's "Nunavut's Got Talent" 2018 and to their pleasant surprise they won! They continued to collaborate and over the last year have put together their decades of combined performance experience in multiple genres to create new music.
ᓵᒻ ᓕᓐᑦᔅ (ᕚᓐᑰᕗᕐ, ᕗᕆᑎᔅ ᑲᓚᒻᐱᐊ) ᕚᓐᑰᕗᕐᒥ ᐊᓯᐊᒍᑦ ᓂᔾᔭᐅᓯᔭᖅᑐᑎᑦ ᐃᙱᖅᑎ ᓵᒻ ᓕᓐᑦᔅ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖃᙱᑦᑑᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓱᒪᐃᓐᓇᐅᔭᙳᐊᓲᖑᕗᖅ. ᓇᖏᖅᑐᖅ ᑯᑭᑕᐹᕈᓯᔭᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓂᐱᖓ ᐊᑭᐊᓲᖅ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒐᓴᐃᑦ ᐊᓂᒍᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂᓕ ᐅᓪᓗᒥᐅᔪᖅ ᑲᑎᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ, ᐊᔾᔨᖐᙱᓐᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐱᐅᒋᔭᐅᓲᓂᑦ ᑲᑎᙵᐅᖅᑐᓂᑦ ᐱᖃᑕᐅᓲᖑᓪᓗᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᕙᑦᑐᓂᑦ, ᐲᐱ ᕗᕆᔾᔪᕐᔅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒫᒡᒍᓚ ᒐᓛᔅᐱ.
Sam Lynch (Vancouver, BC) Vancouver alt-folk artist Sam Lynch is a wanderer and a restless mind. She stands armed with a guitar and a voice that carries echoes from decades passed, yet still commands space in the current tapestry, garnering her comparisons to the likes of Feist, Phoebe Bridgers and Margaret Glaspy.
ᑲᐃᓕ ᑳᑎᓄ (ᐃᐊᒃᒪᓐᑕᓐ, ᐊᓪᕘᑕ) ᓇᓗᓇᐃᔭᕐᓗᒍ ᑲᐃᓕ ᑳᑎᓄ ᐊᓪᓚᖓᔫᓂᕋᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓗᒍ ᐃᙱᖅᑎ/ᐃᙱᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎ ᐲᔅ ᓄᓇᖓᑕ ᐊᕕᑦᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᖓᓂᒃ ᐊᓪᕘᑕᒥ, ᐅᖃᑐᐃᓐᓇᕋᔭᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᒍᕌᓐᑦ ᑳᓐᔭᓐ ᐱᐅᔫᖕᒪᑦ ᓂᐅᕐᕈᓗᒍ. ᓂᐱᖓ ᐊᔾᔨᐅᙱᑦᑐᒥᒃ ᐃᑉᐱᓐᓂᐊᑎᑦᑎᒍᓐᓇᓲᖅ ᐆᓇᖅᓯᓇᖅᑑᓗᓂ, ᓴᙱᔫᓪᓐᓗᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᔾᔨᐅᙱᑦᑑᒐᓛᑦᑐᓂ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᐅᓕᕈᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᕐᒥ ᐃᙱᖅᑎᑦᑎᐊᕙᐅᓛᒎᖃᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ. ᓴᒃᑯᐃᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᐃᙱᒐᓕᐊᕆᓯᒪᔭᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑕᐃᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᑭᓱᓕᒫᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑭᓲᙱᑦᑐᑦ ᓈᓚᑦᑕᐅᓕᕈᑎᒋᔭᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᒋᓚᐅᖅᑖ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐃᙱᖅᑎᓂᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᓲᕐᓂᒃ. ᓂᔾᔭᐅᑎᖓ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐃᙱᖅᑎ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒥ ᐃᓕᓴᕆᔭᐅᔾᔪᑎᒋᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓ ᑲᓇᑕᑉ ᐱᖓᓐᓇᖓᓂ ᓂᔾᔭᐅᓯᔭᖅᑏᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᓯᐊᖅᑖᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓂᕈᐊᕋᒃᓴᐅᓕᖅᑐᓂ ᐱᐅᓛᕐᒥᒃ
Celeigh Cardinal (Edmonton, AB) To describe Celeigh Cardinal as simply a Metis singer/songwriter from the Peace Country of Alberta, is like saying the Grand Canyon is a nice place to visit. Her voice carries a rare blend of warmth, power range and nuance that puts her in the company of world class vocalists. Releasing her first full-length album Everything and Nothing brought her serious attention from the Canadian music industry. The album earned her Indigenous Artist of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards and a nomination for best Pop Album at the CBC Indigenous Music Awards.
Small Time Giants (Nuuk, Greenland) An international act from Greenland. Small Time Giants is seen as part of the exciting alternative Greenlandic scene that the rest of the world are beginning to notice. The band has with their rock music impressed with live shows that always guarantees energetic and irresistible immersion.
Come join us for Alianait Arts Festival opening night! Pangnirtung's own Joey Nowyuk will be opening this exciting night and will be followed by Greenland's Nick Ørbæk. Then, we will have Maten on stage for a stellar performance and ending the night is Juno winning Digging Roots!
ᔫᐃ ᓇᐅᔪᖅ (ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᖅ, ᓄᓇᕗᑦ) ᔫᐃ ᓇᐅᔪᖅ ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᕐᒥᐅᖅ, ᓇᒻᒥᓂᖅ ᐊᔾᔨᐅᙱᑦᑐᒥᒃ ᐃᙱᐅᓯᓕᒃ. ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ ᐃᙱᖅᐸᑦᑐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑯᑭᑕᐹᖅᑐᓂ ᐅᓪᓗᒥᓕᓴᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᙱᒐᓕᐅᓲᖅ ᒧᒥᐅᑎᒋᔭᒃᓴᒥᒃ. ᐃᙱᖅᑎᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓂᔾᔭᐅᓯᔭᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᒥᓱᐊᖅᑎᖅᑐᑎᑦ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᕐᓂᑰᔪᖅ ᕿᓚᐅᑦ ᐃᙱᒐᓕᐅᕐᓂᑭᓴᐅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᑭᑦᑐᕋᐅᑎᓪᓗᑎᑦ.
Joey Nowyuk (Pangnirtung, NU) Joey Nowyuk of Pangnirtung, has his own unique style of singing. With Inuktitut lyrics and his acoustic guitar he brings us alternative-pop tunes. He was recently a featured artist for Nunavut Music Week, and multiple time winner of the Qilaut Song Writing Contest.
ᓂᒃ ᐅᐊᕐᕕᒃ (ᓅᒃ, ᑲᓛᖡᑦ ᓄᓈᑦ) ᓂᒃ ᐅᐊᕐᕕᒃ ᑲᓛᖡᑦ ᓄᓈᓐᓂᒥᐅᖅ ᐃᙱᖅᑎ/ᐃᙱᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎ. ᓂᔾᔭᐅᓯᔭᓕᐊᕆᓯᒪᔭᖓ ᓴᒃᑯᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᕗᖅ 1 ᕖᕝᕗᐊᕆ 2018−ᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᓛᖡᑦ ᓄᓈᓐᓂ, ᑎᐊᓐᒫᒃᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᒥᓗ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᑎᑦ ᐃᙱᕆᐊᖅᑐᖅᑐᑎᑦ. ᓂᒃ ᐅᐊᕐᕕᒃ ᐅᐸᓗᖓᐃᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᑲᒪᑎᑦᑎᒻᒪᕆᓪᓗᓂ ᓄᑖᕐᓂᒃ ᓈᓚᒃᑎᐅᒐᔭᖅᑐᓂᑦ ᓂᔾᔭᐅᓯᔭᖅᑕᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᐅᑐᕋᓐᓈᑎᑦᑎᑎᐊᕐᓗᓂ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓄᑦ ᑕᐅᑐᕋᓐᓈᕆᐊᖅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ!
Nick Ørbæk (Nuuk, Greenland) Nick Ørbæk is a Greenlandic singer/songwriter. His debut album was released 1 in February 2018 and has since been doing tours around Greenland, Denmark and Canada. Nick Ørbæk is ready to amaze new audiences and provide a great show to all kind of audiences!
ᒪᐃᑕᓐ (ᓯᐊᑉᑦ−ᐊᐃᔪᓪᔅ, ᑯᐸᑭ) ᒪᐃᑕᓐ ᐃᙱᖅᑎᐅᕗᑦ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᐅᓪᓗᑎᑦ. ᓂᔾᔭᐅᓯᔭᓲᑦ ᐱᑐᖃᐅᓂᖅᓴᓂᑦ ᐃᙱᖅᑐᑎᑦ, ᑯᑭᑦᑕᐹᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᓪᓗᑎᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᑯᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᑉ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᖓᑕ ᐊᕕᑦᑐᖅᓯᒪᔪᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᑦᑐᒥᒃ ᓂᔾᔭᐅᓯᔭᓲᖑᓪᓗᑎᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᒧᒥᕈᒪᓪᓗᑎᑦ ᐃᙱᖅᑕᖏᓐᓄᑦ. ᒪᐃᑕᓐ ᐃᙱᖅᑎᐅᓕᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ 2000-ᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᖓᓱᓂᑦ ᓴᒃᑯᐃᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐃᙱᒐᓕᐊᕆᓯᒪᔭᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᑯᐊ ᑐᑐᑦ, ᑦᓯ ᒥᑐᐊᑦᓯᐊᓐ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓇᒻᒥᓂᖅ ᐋᖅᑭᓐᓂᑯᖓ ᒪᐃᑕᓐ.
Maten (Sept-Îles, QC) Maten is a group of five guys. They play folks, country and rock music and they have traveled around the territories with there fun music to make people dance to their rhythms. Maten banded in 2000 and have three albums called Akua Tutut, Tshe Metuatshen and self titled Maten.
ᑎᒋᖕ ᕉᑦ (ᑐᕌᓐᑐ, ᐋᓐᑎᐅᕆᔪ ) ᑕᐅᑐᙳᐊᕆ ᖁᑭᐅᑎᒥᒃ ᑐᑭᑕᑦᑐᒥᒃ ᖁᑭᕆᐊᓲᖅ ᓇᓪᓕᓂᕐᒥᒃ. ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᓂᔾᔭᐅᓯᔭᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᕆᔭᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᖅᑳᖅᑑᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓴᙱᔫᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᐃᑉᐸᕇᒃ ᓱᓱᓇ ᑭᔅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᕋᐃᕙᓐ ᑲᓇᑕᒃᑕ ᓂᐱᖃᓕᓲᒃ ᐊᔾᔨᐅᙱᑦᑐᒥᒃ ᐃᙱᖅᑐᑎᒃ ᑲᑎᒻᒪᑎᒃ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖅᓯᒪᙱᑦᑐᒥᒃ ᓱᓕᔪᒥᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᓄᐃᒃᑲᓗᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓇᓪᓕᒍᓱᖃᑎᒌᓐᓂᐅᓴᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅᑐᑎᒃ.
Digging Roots (Toronto, ON) Imagine an AK-47 that shoots love. The notion is audacious, to say the least. But audacity is Digging Roots stock in trade. Juno-winning First Nations power couple Shoshona Kish and Raven Kanatakta have built their sound on a unique musical marriage of unvarnished truth and unconditional love. Digging Roots’ new song and video AK-47 has both, in spades.
ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᐹᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᑉ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᖓᓂ ᑕᐅᑐᕋᓐᓈᖅᑎᑦᓯᓂᖅ, ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᑦ ᑕᐅᑐᕋᓐᓈᖅᑎᑦᓯᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᑕᐅᑐᕋᓐᓈᑎᑦᓯᓂᖃᓛᖅᑐᑦ ᔫᓂ 28-ᒥᑦ ᔪᓚᐃ 1-ᒧᑦ. ᑕᒡᕙᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒥᒃ ᐱᒃᑯᒍᓱᒃᐳᒍᑦ ᑕᐅᑐᑦᑎᓯᓛᕋᑦᑕ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᓯᒪᔪᐃᓐᓇᐸᓗᖕᓂᑦ ᐃᓚᖃᕐᓗᑎ ᓄᓇᕗᒥᐅᑕᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᓵᒻ ᑑᑕᓄᐊᕐᒥᒃ, ᑰᕆ ᐸᓂᑲᒥᒃ, ᔫᐃ ᓇᐅᔪᒥᒃ, ᑭᙵᐃᑦ ᓂᔾᔭᐅᓯᔭᖅᑎᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂᓗ ᐊᒥᓱᓂᑦ! ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᓂᖅᐹᖑᖃᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᑕᐅᑐᕋᓐᓈᑎᑦᓯᖃᑕᐅᓛᖅᑐᐃᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᕆᔭᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᔪᓅᒃᑯᓄᑦ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᑎᒡᒋᖕ ᕉᑦᔅᑯᑦ (Digging Roots), ᑲᓛᖠᒥᐅᑦ ᓯᒫᓪ ᑕᐃᒻ ᔭᐃᐊᓐᑦ (Small Time Giants), ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒪᕐᕉᓂᒃ ᐊᔪᙱᑐᐊᓘᓐᓂᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑕᐅᑐᕋᓐᓈᖅᑎᑦᓯᓂᖃᕐᓂᐊᕐᒥᔪᖅ. ᓯᕗᓪᓕᒃ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᕈᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᖅ ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑕᐅᓗᓂ ᓯᓪᕕᐊ ᑯᓘᑦᓯᐊᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑯᐊᓐᑕᒻ ᑕᐃᖕᑯᓪᑯᓐᓄᑦ (Quantum Tangle); ᐊᐃᑉᐸᖓ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᖕᒥᐅᑦ ᐊᖅᓯᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᐃᑉᐸᖃᕐᓗᑎᑦ ᓕ ᓯᐊᑦ ᑐᐊ ᑎ ᓚ ᒪᐃᓐᑯᓂᑦ (Les Sept Doigts de la Main), ᐅᑎᒃᑲᓂᖅᑐᐃᑦ ᐊᔪᙱᑐᐊᓗᐃᑦ ᒥᑕᕈᓘᔭᕐᓗᑎᑦ ᑕᐅᑐᕋᓐᓈᖅᑎᑦᓯᒋᐊᖅᑐᖅᓱᑎᑦ! ᐊᑕᐅᑦᓯᑯᑦ ᑕᐅᑐᕋᓐᓈᖅᑎᑦᓯᓂᐊᕐᒥᔪᑦ ᐊᒥᓱᐃᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᕆᔭᐅᔾᔪᑎᒥᒃ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖃᑦᑕᓂᑯᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᓯᒪᔪᐃᑦ ᑕᐅᑐᕋᓐᓈᖅᑎᑦᓯᔩᑦ ᐅᑯᐊ ᑲᐃᓕ ᑲᐅᑎᓇᓪ (Celeigh Cardinal), ᑯᐸᐃᒻᒥᐅᒃ ᒪᑖᓐ (Maten), ᓂᒃ ᐆᐸᒃ (Nick Orbaek) ᑲᓛᖠᒥᐅᒃ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᑎᕐᓂᐊᒥᔪᑦ ᐊᔪᙱᑐᐅᓗᑦ ᑕᕆᐅᑉ ᐊᑭᐊᓂ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᓯᒪᔪᖁᑎᖏᑦ ᓯᑖ (Sedaa). ᑕᐅᑐᕋᓐᓈᑎᑦᓯᓂᖃᖅᑎᓗᒍ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᓂᖃᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᕐᒥᔪᑦ, ᑕᐅᑐᕋᓐᓈᑎᑦᓯᓂᖃᖃᑦᑕᕐᓗᓂ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂᓗ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᖃᕐᓗᑎᑦ, ᑕᑯᒋᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑎᑦ ᐅᓪᓗᖅᓯᐅᑎᕗᓐᓂᑦ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂᓗ ᑐᓴᕋᑦᓴᓂᑦ ᐃᑭᐊᖅᑭᕕᑦᑎᓄᑦ.
Nunavut’s largest circumpolar arts event, the Alianait Arts Festival, will be taking place from June 28 – July 1. This year we are proud to present a primarily Indigenous & Inuit line-up including Nunavut artists Sam Tutanuak, Corey Panika, Joey Nowyuk, Kinngait Band and more! Headlining the festival are the dazzling Juno winning The Digging Roots, Greenland’s Small Time Giants, and two incredible collaborations. The first is our annual collaboration led by Sylvia Cloutier and Quantum Tangle; the second is Igloolik’s Artcirq, with Les Sept Doigts de la Main, back again for some amazing circus! Also sharing the stage will be multiple award-winning indigenous artists Celeigh Cardinal, Quebec’s Maten, Nick Ørbæk from Greenland, and returning to our stage is the incredible Mongolian-Persian fusion group Sedaa. The festival will be crammed full of workshops, performances and events, be sure to look at our website for the schedule and other information.
Alianait is presenting our second concert of the 2019 season, featuring four time Juno nominated pop-/rock singer-songwriter HANNAH GEORGAS on Saturday, April 27th at Inuksuk High School, starting at 7:30pm.
Her latest album “The Imprint” was released on March 8th for International Women’s Day and is a collection of covers by influential women in her life. We are very excited to have her in Iqaluit!
Igloolik singer-songwriter and 2017 Qilaut winner Angela Amarualik will be opening the concert to promote a recent CD launch.
Tickets are $26 in advance, $15 for students & youth (13 to 18) available at Arctic Ventures Marketplace or online at www.alianait.ca, and $30 at the door, $18 for students & youth (13 to 18). All Alianait shows are FREE for elders and kids 12 and under accompanied by an adult.
Folk powerhouse pair The Small Glories are Cara Luft & JD Edwards, a dynamic duo planted on the Canadian Prairies. A self-professed “study in contrasts,” Luft's folkie yin proves a perfect match for Edwards’ rocker yang. These two veteran singer/songwriters
have built a buzz around their tight harmonies, authenticity, visceral live performances and equally well-matched guitar prowess. Their 2016 debut album “Wondrous Traveler” has
been on many critic’s Top 10 lists across North America and Europe and its’ bringing this musical tour de force to stages around the world. www.thesmallglories.com
No introduction needed for Iqaluit’s own Arctic soul band featuring the deep brooding voice of Josh Qaumariaq and soulful bass of Jeff Maurice. Bring the kids for a rare family-friendly Tradeoffs show where you can dance the night away to their blues and rock and roll sounds. www.thetradeoffsmusic.com.
Arviat singer-songwriter Calvin Pameolik will open the show.
Back to Iqaluit by popular demand, Beatrice Deer is a singer, seamstress and advocate for good health from the tiny Nunavik village of Quaqtaq. Beatrice has four albums under her belt, including an award winner for Best Inuit Cultural Album at the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards. We’re excited for her newest album’s release this spring. Beatrice’s advocacy for Inuit culture, healthy food and healthy lifestyles has made her a role model
for many Inuit, young and old. www.beatricedeerband.com
A dream of a closing show featuring outstanding indigenous artists from Greenland, Nunavik, Kahnawake, northern Alberta, New Zealand and Nunavut and starting with our annual collaboration 'Dreams' directed by Sylvia Cloutier.
Nunavik and Kahnawake
Twin Flames is a captivating duo that combines two accomplished singer songwriters Chelsey June an Algonquin/Cree/Métis woman and Jaaji an Inuk/Mohawk man from Nunavik and Kahnawake. Twin Flames play both Inuttitut and English folk-pop-rock with an acoustic roots flavour and an Americana feel. This powerful duo won the 2016 Canadian Folk Music Award for Aboriginal Songwriters of the Year.
Toronto via Northern Alberta
Juno nominated Indigenous cellist / composer Cris Derksen is originally from Northern Alberta, which forms many of her musings, as a half Cree, half Mennonite 2 spirit human. Lately she's been traipsing around the globe with her 2 buds: Nimkii Osawamick - hoop dance and Jesse Baird - drums.
MĀMĀ MIHIRANGI & THE MĀREIKURA
Aotearoa, New Zealand
Māmā Mihirangi & the Māreikura are an all-female contemporary Indigenous music and dance group touring Canada with their conscious Māori soulful dance n roots, spiritual beats and bass loops. Māmā Mihirangi has toured Canada many times before, and is currently doing a collaboration with ShoShona Raven of Digging Roots for the Commonwealth Games in Australia and will also be performing with A Tribe Called Red at Indigenoize in June.
SOARING VOCALS JAM
10 to 11:30am
Big Top Tent
AHI, Brooklyn Doran, Looee & James Arreak, Varna Nielsen
10:30 to 11:30am
Aviaq Johnston & Nadia Sammurtok
UAAJEERNEQ (GREENLANDIC) MASK DANCE
11:30am to 1pm
Big Top Tent
Maria Lyberth & Miyuki Daorana
INUIT DRUM DANCE WORKSHOP
1 to 2pm
Alika Komangapik & Siobhan Arnatsiaq-Murphy
ELECTRIC PLAYERS JAM
1 to 2:15pm
Big Top Tent
Jane's Party, Evan Redsky, Billy Kuksuk, Jeff Peacock, Jamal Shirley, Agaaqtoq
2 to 3pm
Old Man Luedecke & Brooklyn Doran
GREENLANDIC DRUM SONG WORKSHOP
2 to 3pm
2:15 to 4pm
Big Top Tent
The Arviat Band, JoEllen Pameolik, Jaykopoosee & Jeannie Tiglik, Donical Jones, Francisca Mandeya
THROAT SINGING WORKSHOP
3 to 4pm
Alexia Galloway-Alainga, Kristen Ungungai-Kownak
LITTLE CONCERT WITH HINNARIK
4 to 5pm
WORLD FUSION JAM
4 to 5pm
Big Top Tent
This Way North, Frederik & Christian Elsner, Hans Henrik Poulsen, Alika Komangapik, Siobhan Arnatsiaq-Murphy, Alexia Galloway-Alainga, Kristen Ungungai-Kownak
Celebrate Canada's birthday with amazing rock sounds from Arviat, Blind River, Toronto and Nuuk, Greenland!!
A Nunavut favourite, we are excited to bring Arviat’s prolific songwriter, Agaaqtoq back to Alianait!! He is considered one of Nunavut’s best rising talents, winning the hearts of his audience with his engaging performance and timeless Inuktitut songs. Agaaqtoq recorded his self-titled debut album in 2014 and we are looking forward to his next release!!
Blind River, ON
Evan James Redsky is a singer/songwriter from Blind River, ON by way of Toronto. Having spent five years with Juno-nominated rock group Single Mothers - he has since left to finish work on his debut effort. The Danny Wolfe EP is a return to Redsky's indigenous story telling roots.
Toronto-based pop-rock quartet Jane’s Party is Devon Richardson, Tom Ionescu, Jeff
Giles, and Zach Sutton. The band has supported and toured alongside the likes of the
Arkells, Sam Roberts Band, LIGHTS, Blue Rodeo, Stars, Lord Huron, The Rural
Alberta Advantage, and many others. Their mission is to make everyone dance.
Greenland’s most popular band, Nanook will release their fourth studio album in May, just in time for Alianait. More than 100 Iqaluit fans lined up for autographs and selfies when they were here in 2015. We are thrilled to bring them for their second Canadian gig.
MUSICAL STORIES JAM
10:30am to noon
Big Top Tent
Old Man Luedecke, Séan McCann, Jane's Party, Evan Redsky, Ellen Hamilton
HOOP DANCE WORKSHOP
10:30 to 11:30am
SONGS FROM THE HEART WORKSHOP
11am to noon
CANADA DAY PARADE
12noon to 1pm
AWG Arena to Big Top Tent
1 to 2pm
Big Top Tent
CANADA DAY CONCERT
2 to 5pm
Big Top Tent
The Arviat Band, Billy Kuksuk, Inuktitut Tribute Band featuring Lazarus Qattalik, Allan Kangok and Inuuqatigiit
GUITAR TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP
3 to 4pm
MAORI HAKA WORKSHOP
4 to 5pm
Māmā Mirihangi & the Mareikura
Note: Women & Girls only, Men & Boys welcome to observe
What better way to celebrate the land of the midnight sun - sweet music from Arctic Bay, Yellowknife, St. John's Newfoundland and Fitzroy, Australia.
Arctic Bay , NU
First prize winner of the 2017 Qilaut Song Contest, Leetia Kalluk is a fresh face in the Nunavut music scene and we are delighted to include her in this year’s Festival line-up.
St. John’s, Nfld.
Séan McCann's love for Newfoundland and Labrador folk songs shot him to international fame as a founding member of the renowned group Great Big Sea. After millions of albums sold, countless hit songs, and record-breaking tours around the world, Séan now tours as a solo artist in intimate venues where he can connect with his audience face-to-face with music bringing peace, love and happiness.
A passionate singer/songwriter and soulful performer, Leela has a voice that comes straight from the heart. Confessing her stories to her audiences with a gutsy voice and open stage presence, Gilday weaves her experiences as a northerner, a member of the Dene nation, and a traveler in a beautiful world.
THIS WAY NORTH
This Way North, Leisha Jungalwalla and Cat Leahy, a guitar/drum two-piece with a deceptive and powerful full band sound. The duo put on a colourful show featuring honest songs about everyday life. Their exciting show-WOMAN-ship is marked with tight guitar licks and lush slide guitar tones, live guitar looping and bombastic, mesmerizing drumming.
10am to noon
Big Top Tent
Takuginai Puppets, Looee Arreak, Hans Henrik Poulsen & Hinnarik
THROAT SINGING WORKSHOP
10 to 11am
Tooma Laisa & Leanna Wilson
INUKTITUT SONGS WORKSHOP
10:30 to 11:30 am
Inuksuk Drum Dancers
ARCTIC WILDLIFE EXHIBIT
1 to 5pm
AURORA BOREALIS JAM
1 to 2:30pm
Big Top Tent
Leela Gilday, Jaaji & Chelsey June, Agaaqtoq, Varna Nielsen
ROCK SCHOOL WORKSHOP
1:30 to 2:30pm
LE BOHÈME DU POÈME
2:30 to 2:45pm
Big Top Tent
FINDING YOUR VOICE WORKSHOP
2:30 to 3:30pm
NUNAVUT'S GOT TALENT
2:45 to 4:30pm
Big Top Tent
HAVING FUN WITH MUSIC WORKSHOP
4 to 5pm
Bring your Kids!!
Join your friends for Alianait's 14th Festival opener!!
Brooklyn Doran is an indie folk singer-songwriter, originally from Kenora, Ontario now based in Toronto. Her live show weaves song and storytelling, from humorous anecdote to heartfelt ballad. Her music has snatched the hearts of fans from coast to coast.
Canadian alt-folk songwriter AHI (pronounced “eye”) has traveled 100,000 miles, armed with an acoustic guitar and a voice like “gravel on silk”. Winner of the 2017 Canadian Songwriting Competition and one of NPR's favourite discoveries of the year, this soulful troubadour is one of Canada's most promising new voices.
OLD MAN LUEDECKE
Old Man Luedecke is none other than two-time Juno Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and banjo player Chris Luedecke of Chester, Nova Scotia. His latest release, Domestic Eccentric was recorded in a cabin in the snowy Nova Scotia woods. Not since Loudon Wainwright III has anyone written so honestly, so openly, or with such aching tenderness and good humour about family life.
Lazarus had hearts melting at his debut Alianait performance earlier this year. His first album Iqippagit is already becoming a household favourite among Inuktitut music lovers. On March 9th, Lazarus performed on the Yukon Arts Centre stage as part of the Yukon Arts Summit. He will be joined by his bandmates Allan Kangok and Billy Jay Ammaq at this year’s festival.
A JUNO Award winning alternative-country singer-songwriter from Toronto with 7 albums to his credit. Justin's latest release ‘East’ was recorded in Nova Scotia with producer Daniel Ledwell (Jenn Grant). Rutledge has toured Canada, the UK, the United States and Europe, and has played shows with Kathleen Edwards, Jim Cuddy, Blue Rodeo, Hawksley Workman, Luke Doucet and Dolly Parton. You won’t want to miss him!! www.justinrutledge.com
2018 Concert Series kicks off!
at Inuksuk High School
Igloolik musicians Lazarus (Mister) Qattalik & Allan Kangok will join local artists Daniel Kolola, Charlie Panipak & Mason Angnakak to perform many favourite Inuktitut tunes. Concert goers will also be treated to sets of original music by Mister & Allan.
Fundraiser for a Nunavut Performing Arts Centre -
at St. Jude's Cathedral
The world-class National Arts Centre Orchestra and music director Alexander Shelley are bringing their Canada 150 Tour north! Join Shelley, musicians from the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and some special guests for a unique, intimate concert of chamber music. Classical meets contemporary in a program including the world premiere of a work featuring throatsinger Sylvia Cloutier and Yellowknife’s Leela Gilday.
Sylvia Cloutier, originally from Kuujjuaq, Nunavik (Northern Quebec) but now living in Iqaluit, is well-known for performing Inuit throatsinging and drum dancing. She has collaborated with many artists all over the world and joined Governor General Michaëlle Jean on a state visit to Norway and Ukraine in 2009.
A passionate singer-songwriter and soulful performer, Leela Gilday has a voice that comes straight from the heart. Confessing her stories to her audiences with a gutsy voice and open stage presence, Gilday weaves her experiences as a Northerner, a member of the Dene nation and a traveller into a beautiful world that transports the listener.
A pan-territorial celebration of northern artists showcasing performers from all three territories. From the North weaves together stories, music and dance from some of the North’s most talented artists: IVA, Riit Mike, Quantum Tangle, NÀHGĄ, Sophie Villeneuve, Borealis Soul, and the Dakhká Khwáan Dancers and DASH.
ECMA winner, three-time JUNO Award nominee, Polaris long-lister and “one of the greatest singers in the world right now” (Rich Terfry, CBC Radio), Jenn Grant is a Nova Scotia-based singer-songwriter whose fifth studio album, Compostela (2014), explores psychedelic folk and melodic storytelling. Her new album, Paradise, was released on March 3rd and was the third highest selling and streamed new album in Canada this week!
2014 Polaris Prize Winner and proud Inuk, Tanya Tagaq is one of the most uncompromising success stories Canadian music has ever known. The release of her latest work Retribution has received breathless praise internationally by writers awed by Tagaq’s singular vision and prodigious vocal talents.
Celebrate Embrace Life Day with the music of Nick Sherman, an indigenous artist from Sioux Lookout describe as the voice of the wilderness. Opening artists are a lovely duo - Colleen Nakashuk & Teresa Kolola, who sing original Inuktitut songs accompanied on their ukeleles.
Adults $20, Youth (13-18) $10
Alianait's 13th annual festival will run from June 30 to July 3. A Festival Pass includes all four ticketed shows in the Nakasuk School gym, as follows:
June 30 - Tunngasuttittiniq Concert (Nomadic Massive, Kuuri Panika, Northcote & Naneruaq)
July 1 - Katijut Concert (Natashia Allakariallak & Josh Qaumariaq, Digawolf, Big Little Lions, Ranky Tanky)
July 2 - Piviarnaqtut Concert (Inger Kuitse, Joanne Ashley & Kris Mullaly, Elisapie Isaac, Kobo Town)
July 3 - Kiviuq Returns (Pakak Innuksuk, Lois Suluk, Christine Tootoo, Kuuri Panika, Vinnie Karetak, Natashia Allakariallak)
All events in our Big Top Tent and all workshops are free.
Website : joelplaskett.com
The Joel Plaskett Emergency with special guest Bill Plaskett will be headlining this special pre-Festival concert. Plaskett returns to Iqaluit after performing two sold-out shows in October, 2015.
With countless awards to his credit, thousands of tour dates, and numerous recording and producing projects under his belt, Joel Plaskett remains one of the most innovative and prolific artists on the scene today.
Whether it’s touring the world with his rock bank The Emergency, or more intimate acoustic shows, Plaskett consistently excites and inspires his audiences.