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Throat singing gets a modern twist

With events like "knuckle hop", "ear pull" and "sledge jump", the Arctic Winter Games are more than just another international athletic competition. The best of the North compete in ancient native games alongside hockey and curling as part of the biannual event. The Games began in 1970 as a way for folks living north of the 55th parallel to compete on their own turf. It has since evolved into a sporting and cultural extravaganza where throat singers and dog mushers help preserve the distinct northern way of life.

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Young musicians blend traditional throat singing with other musical styles.

Medium: Radio
Program: The World This Weekend
Broadcast Date: March 17, 2002
Guest(s): Sylvia Cloutier
Reporter: Patricia Bell
Duration: 6:31

Last updated: September 24, 2014

Page consulted on September 24, 2014

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