Northern Voices of the Arctic: Celebrating the sounds of Inuit music
This week, Reclaimed celebrates Inuit music and the Indigenous peoples that call the Northernmost part of the continent home! You'll hear songs and stories that travel across Inuit Nunangat — from Alaska to Nunatsiaq, Nunavut to Nunavik, Nunatsiavut to Kalaallit Nunaat— the Inuit homelands, waters and ice that stretch across the Arctic.
Inuit music is as rich and diverse as the artists who make it. Whether it's hip-hop fused with katajjaq (Inuit throat singing), or the sounds of dub merged with ambient noises of vast landscapes, Inuit artists are experimenting with traditions, genres, styles and forms.
And that should come as no surprise when you consider the terrain that Inuit call home. When you get North of the 60th parallel, and above the treeline, the land transforms. Wind and snow whip across icy, vast expanses of rocky tundra. And if you travel even further North, you'll reach the shores of the Arctic Ocean and this majestic and massive landscape is where a beautiful celebration of Inuit pride originates.
Featuring world premieres of new music, including:
• Tanya Tagaq's incendiary new single "Colonizer"
• Two songs from the brand new album by Kayuula Nova & Shina Nova, mother and daughter Inuk throat singing duo, and Instagram & TikTok stars
• Beatrice Deer's syncopated new single "The Storm"
• a new rhythmic collab between Silla & Rise (throat singers Charlotte Qamaniq, Charlotte Carleton, Cynthia Pitsiulak and producer Rise Ashen) and Tanya Tagaq
• sister duo PIQSIQ live from Christ Church Cathedral
• Greenlandic musician Uyarakq with a fun song for International Inuit Day
• plus traditional songs in Inuktitut from the Inngiusituqait project
Join host Jarrett Martineau to hear stories and songs about the languages, lands and culture of the Inuit from Alaska and the Northwest Territories all the way east through Nunavut, Quebec, Labrador and Greenland. Reclaimed celebrates the Inuit Next Wave!
CBC Music: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, and 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021
CBC Radio One and Sirius XM 169: 11 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, and 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021
CORRECTION (Nov. 19, 2021): On the radio broadcast of this show, Cynthia Pitsiulak wasn't properly credited for her contribution to the Silla and Rise track 'Ijiraq (Hide and Seek)' featuring Tanya Tagaq.