From throat singing to hip hop, plus Indigenous Reads returns

From throat singing to hip hop, we take you on an Indigenous musical soundscape journey. Plus, our Indigenous Reads panel talks tricksters and teenagers from our latest pick: Eden Robinson's Son of a Trickster.

Rosanna Deerchild learns to throat sing with CBC North's Madeleine Allakariallak

5 years ago
Duration 1:38
Unreserved host Rosanna Deerchild learns how to throat sing with CBC North's Madeleine Allakariallak, host of Igalaaq. 1:38
From throat singing to hip hop, we take you on an Indigenous musical soundscape journey.
CBC North's Madeleine Allakariallak, host of Igalaaq, gives Rosanna Deerchild, host of Unreserved, a throat singing lesson. (Erica Daniels/CBC)
The Jerry Cans is an Iqaluit-based band who find inspiration for their sound from their hometown. They are a self-described mix of Inuktitut, alt-country, throat singing, and reggae. But here's the catch — not all the members of the band are Inuit. Andrew Morrison is non-Inuit and as the lead singer of the Jerry Cans, he sings in the Inuktitut language. Unreserved caught up with them at the West End Cultural Centre in Winnipeg.
She can be seen on CBC TV screens across the north delivering the daily news. But she can also be found on stages sharing the ancient tradition of throat singing. Madeleine Allakariallak is the host of CBC North's Igalaaq in Iqaluit. She stops by to give Rosanna Deerchild a throat singing lesson.
From left to right, The Jerry Cans members Nancy Mike, Andrew Morrison, Gina Burgess, Brendan Doherty and Steve Rigby. (courtesy Michael Phillip Wojewoda)

Eight teenagers from Garden Hill First Nation, Man., a reserve located about 475 kms north of Winnipeg. They're part of a song produced by the N'We Jinan Project, a non-profit organization  that helps give a voice to Indigenous youth in communities across North America. For the some of young people of Garden Hill, music is a way to escape the reality of their lives on the reserve. It also allows them to overcome boredom. Our colleague from CBC Radio-Canada, Samuel Rancourt, followed their journey in Garden Hill.

Our Indigenous Reads panel returns to discuss Son of A Trickster by Eden Robinson. From Port Alberni in BC, is broadcast journalist David Wiwchar and in the Unreserved studio is Tiar Wilson, a journalist who calls Opaskaywayk Cree Nation home and Monique Woroniak — an ally living on Treaty One territory in Winnipeg.

Deborah Tegg-Daniels teaches English at the school in Garden Hill First Nation. (Samuel Rancourt/Radio-Canada)
This week's music playlist:

Jerry Cans - Northen Lights
Wolf Saga - The Artists
Madeleine Allakariallak - Kitturiaq
N'we Jinan (Garden Hill) - Help You See