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.