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.