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Ukiuqaqtumi Tautunnguanirmik Tauturannaatittijut (Arctic Dreams Concert)
Jul
2
7:00 PM19:00

Ukiuqaqtumi Tautunnguanirmik Tauturannaatittijut (Arctic Dreams Concert)

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.

Twin Flames

TWIN FLAMES
Nunavik and Kahnawake
www.twinflamesmusic.com

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. 

Cris Derksen

CRIS DERKSEN
Toronto via Northern Alberta
http://www.crisderksen.virb.com/

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
http://www.mamamihi.com/

Mama Mihirangi & the Mareikura

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.

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FREE FESTIVAL EVENTS (July 2)
Jul
2
10:00 AM10:00

FREE FESTIVAL EVENTS (July 2)

SOARING VOCALS JAM
10 to 11:30am
Big Top Tent

AHI, Brooklyn Doran, Looee & James Arreak, Varna Nielsen

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INUIT STORYTELLING
10:30 to 11:30am
Elders Qammaq

Aviaq Johnston & Nadia Sammurtok

UAAJEERNEQ (GREENLANDIC) MASK DANCE
11:30am to 1pm
Big Top Tent

Maria Lyberth & Miyuki Daorana

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INUIT DRUM DANCE WORKSHOP
1 to 2pm
Elders Qammaq

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

SONGWRITING WORKSHOP
2 to 3pm
Elders Qammaq

Old Man Luedecke & Brooklyn Doran

GREENLANDIC DRUM SONG WORKSHOP
2 to 3pm
Visitor Centre

Varna Nielsen

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GOSPEL SING-A-LONG
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
Elders Qammaq

Alexia Galloway-Alainga, Kristen Ungungai-Kownak

LITTLE CONCERT WITH HINNARIK
4 to 5pm
Elders Qammaq

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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

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Nijjausijaqtut Nipikkiullutik Tauturannaatiitijut (Rock Music Concert)
Jul
1
7:00 PM19:00

Nijjausijaqtut Nipikkiullutik Tauturannaatiitijut (Rock Music Concert)

Celebrate Canada's birthday with amazing rock sounds from Arviat, Blind River, Toronto and Nuuk, Greenland!!

Agaaqtoq

AGAAQTOQ
Arviat, NU
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!!

Evan Redsky

EVAN REDSKY
Blind River, ON
https://www.evanredsky.com/

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.

JANE’S PARTY
Toronto, ON
http://www.janesparty.com/

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.

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NANOOK 
Nuuk, Greenland
https://www.facebook.com/NanookOfficialFanclub/

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.

Nanook
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FREE FESTIVAL EVENTS (JULY 1)
Jul
1
10:30 AM10:30

FREE FESTIVAL EVENTS (JULY 1)

MUSICAL STORIES JAM
10:30am to noon
Big Top Tent

Old Man Luedecke, Séan McCann, Jane's Party, Evan Redsky, Ellen Hamilton

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HOOP DANCE WORKSHOP
10:30 to 11:30am
Elders Qammaq

Nimkii Osawamick

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SONGS FROM THE HEART WORKSHOP
11am to noon
Visitor Centre

Twin Flames

CANADA DAY PARADE
12noon to 1pm
AWG Arena to Big Top Tent

CIVIC CEREMONY
1 to 2pm
Big Top Tent

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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
Elders Qammaq

Jeff Peacock

MAORI HAKA WORKSHOP
4 to 5pm
Elders Qammaq
 

Māmā Mirihangi & the Mareikura

Note: Women & Girls only, Men & Boys welcome to observe

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Unnuami Siqiniq Tauturannaatittijut (Midnight Sun Concert)
Jun
30
7:00 PM19:00

Unnuami Siqiniq Tauturannaatittijut (Midnight Sun Concert)

What better way to celebrate the land of the midnight sun - sweet music from Arctic Bay, Yellowknife, St. John's Newfoundland and Fitzroy, Australia.

Leetia Kalluk

LEETIA KALLUK
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.

 

 

Sean McCann

SÉAN McCANN
St. John’s, Nfld.
http://www.seanmccannsings.com/

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.

LEELA GILDAY
Yellowknife, NT
www.leelagildaymusic.com

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.

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THIS WAY NORTH
Fitzroy, Australia
http://www.thiswaynorth.com/

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.

This Way North
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FREE FESTIVAL EVENTS (June 30)
Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

FREE FESTIVAL EVENTS (June 30)

KIDSFEST
10am to noon
Big Top Tent

Takuginai Puppets, Looee Arreak, Hans Henrik Poulsen & Hinnarik

THROAT SINGING WORKSHOP

10 to 11am
Visitor Centre

Tooma Laisa & Leanna Wilson

 Hinnarik from Greenland

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INUKTITUT SONGS WORKSHOP
10:30 to 11:30 am
Elders Qammaq

Inuksuk Drum Dancers

ARCTIC WILDLIFE EXHIBIT
1 to 5pm
Museum

Fred Lemire

AURORA BOREALIS JAM
1 to 2:30pm
Big Top Tent

Leela Gilday, Jaaji & Chelsey June, Agaaqtoq, Varna Nielsen

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ROCK SCHOOL WORKSHOP
1:30 to 2:30pm
Elders Qammaq

Jane's Party

LE BOHÈME DU POÈME
2:30 to 2:45pm
Big Top Tent

Francois Picotte

FINDING YOUR VOICE WORKSHOP
2:30 to 3:30pm
Elders Qammaq

AHI

NUNAVUT'S GOT TALENT
2:45 to 4:30pm
Big Top Tent

       

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HAVING FUN WITH MUSIC WORKSHOP
4 to 5pm
Elders Qammaq
Bring your Kids!!

Cris Derksen

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Piqatiggirlutit Tauturannaatittijut (Bring a Friend Concert)
Jun
29
7:00 PM19:00

Piqatiggirlutit Tauturannaatittijut (Bring a Friend Concert)

Join your friends for Alianait's 14th Festival opener!!

BROOKLYN DORAN
Kenora, ON
www.brooklyndoran.com

Brooklyn Doran

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.
www.brooklyndoran.com

Ahi

AHI
Toronto, ON
http://ahimusic.com/

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
Halifax, N.S.
http://oldmanluedecke.ca/

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 QATTALIK 

Igloolik, NU
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.     

Mr Lazarus Qattalik & Allan Kangok

 

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Alianait Arts Festival
Jun
30
to Jul 3

Alianait Arts Festival

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.

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