Q

Inuk artist Riit finds the perfect mix of traditional throat singing and electronic dance music

Riit is a talented throat singer from Pangnirtung, Nunavut who now calls Iqaluit home. She's gearing up to release her debut album, which is filled with pop lyrics in Inuktitut, throat singing and even field recordings captured from around Nunavut.
Riit is a talented throat singer from Pangnirtung, Nunavut who now calls Iqaluit home. 7:52
Listen11:03

Riit is a talented throat singer from Pangnirtung, Nunavut who now calls Iqaluit home. She's gearing up to release her debut album later this year, which was produced by Graham Walsh of the band Holy F--k. It's filled with pop lyrics in Inuktitut, throat singing and even field recordings captured from around Nunavut.

She performed her latest singleQaumajuapik and blew the roof off the Tisi multipurpose room of Inuksuk High School, where q live in Iqaluit was recorded.

Watch that performance below.

Throat singer and electronic music artist Riit performs Qaumajuapik on stage for q live in Iqaluit. 4:19

Click 'listen' near the top of this page to hear the full interview.

Produced by Mitch Pollock

Miss an episode of CBC q? Download our podcast.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.