Becky Qilavvaq’s “Feel the Inukness” 230,634 hit #video “… u know u wanna dance; don’t fight the feeling!…”

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Feel the Inukness #BexxStudio #video “… u know u wanna dance; don’t fight the feeling! (made by Becky Qilavvaq / starring Anguti Johnston)…” 230,634 views

 

Becky Kilabuk
Artist, Throatsinger, Short Filmmaker at BexxStudio
Nunavut, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/becky-kilabuk-a5193135

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“Everyone is waking up”: Tanya Tagaq on fighting for justice and singing for Björk

“….Protest music has found an avant-garde champion in the formidable grunts and howls of Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq. April Clare Welsh finds out how the First Nations activist and Björk collaborator is using her platform to shine a light on Canada’s dark history […]Tagaq believes that online activism like the virtual mob that flocked to Standing Rock has become “absolutely crucial” in the global fight for Indigenous rights. “Indigenous people have been fighting for the planet for a very, very long time,” she says, “but everyone is waking up to it now. You see these elders engaging in peaceful protests and getting pepper-sprayed by billionaire companies that just want more money – in 2016 that’s just unacceptable. Too many people are awake to accept that behaviour.”[…] Tagaq herself is a survivor of Canada’s notorious Residential School System, a forced assimilation programme which operated from the late 19th century right until 1996, taking Indigenous children away from their communities and placing them in boarding schools around the country. Around 6,000 students died during the residential schools’ existence, and sexual and physical abuse was endemic – though Tagaq emphasises that she doesn’t carry personal pain from her time at high school: “I wouldn’t want to take anything away from the people who suffered the massive indignities themselves.”….”
Tanya Tagaq – Retribution

Tanya Tagaq “Uja” and “Umingmak” (live) — Polaris Music Prize 2014

The Tale of Uummannaq: a small isolated Greenlandic village in need of solutions in the times of climate & societal change.

Via Scoop.itNunavut

Uploaded by UummannaqMusic on Mar 19, 2012

Galya Morrell’s short documentary The Tale of Uummannaq, highlights a small isolated Greenlandic village in need of solutions in the times of climate and societal change.

Uummannaq – a heart-shaped island in Northern Greenland – is referred by many as the “Heart of the Arctic.” Today, like many other little settlements in the Far North, its culture is at risk of disappearing. The ancient ways of life that had survived for millennia are now disintegrating along with the disappearing ice.

In the old days, the sea ice was the center of a healthy living community. Everything — food, clothing, legends, and moral values — came from the sea ice. Songs were composed and stories were told beside seals’ breathing holes. Now, as the ice vanishes, people feel that they are rapidly losing the “ground” beneath their feet.

Join us in this rare opportunity to look into the lives and the disappearing culture of the Inuit as they take part in Uummannami Nipi (Uummannaq Music – in Kalallisut), their community-based yet far-reaching initiative in Northern Greenland whose goals are to protect and support the indigenous dog-sledding hunting culture, preserve the old traditions of Inuit music, dance and storytelling, and thereby prevent the epidemic of suicides among the region’s youth brought about by the stresses of abrupt climate and societal change.

Arguably the world’s northernmost stage on the drifting ice, Uummannami Nipi functions as a collaboration of native hunters, international artists and local children that aims to revive the spirit of the community and protect the unique Greenlandic values that are disintegrating along with vanishing ice and the advance of “consumer civilization.”

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Sights and Sounds of Arviat, Nunavut

Images and traditional music

from around

Arviat Nunavut

on the

Hudson’s Bay

coast of Canada

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