Elisapie Isaac brings her sweet voice to Winnipeg for National Aboriginal Day celebrations
Friday June 17, 2011
Elisapie Isaac (Raphaël Ouellet)
Elisapie Isaac was born to an Inuk mother and a Newfoundland father. She was adopted at birth by an Inuit family and was raised in the isolated community Salluit, Nunavik. Now she lives in Montreal.
Elisipie has a foot in two worlds. She sings in Inuktitut and English and says "I pretty much need to do both since I'm very attached and inspired by the north and the Inuit but live in the south and need to also connect to the non-Inuit." Musically, she describes her music as "folk flirting with pop".
You can find out for yourself what her music is like. Elisapie, along with several other performers will hit the stage on Saturday as part of National Aboriginal Day celebrations.
The Scotia Stage at the Forks will host APTN's Aboriginal Day Live on Saturday. Beginning at 11 a.m. there will be a festival market, demonstrations, and contests. But the real show gets underway at 8 p.m., where some of the top Aboriginal performers in Canada will entertain the crowds.