Saturday, March 14, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Between their classes

Janet Aglukkaq and Kathy Keknek throat singing between their classes at Qiqirtaq Ilihakvik in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut.

Blending Northern Culture With Urban Sensibilities

” Hailing from Toronto, Ontario, Jonathan Cruz graduated from the illustration program at Sheridan College in 2004. From living in what he calls his second home, ‘the coldest place on earth’ — Iqaluit, Nunavut — Jonathan blends northern culture with his urban sensibilities in a style that fuses elements of collage, graphic street art, Inuit aesthetics and classical painting. He now lives in Los Angeles, California and attends the Art Center College of Design.”

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Taqralik Partridge - Quiet is Not Silent

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Taqralik Partridge - Quiet is Not Silent
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"....Originally from Kuujjuaq, Nunavik (Arctic Quebec), Taqralik Partridge is a spoken word artist, writer and throatsinger of Inuit and Scottish heritage. As an urban Inuk, Taqralik - now making Montreal her home - speaks to city life in the south with a unique style grounded in the tradition of Inuit storytelling blended with gritty urban speak...."

Definition Of An Eskimo
Eskimo Chick
My Boy On The Corner
Guarded Hearts
After An Argument
Taqralik Partridge speaks
My Mary
No Sleep For The Wicked Ain't Right

Taqralik Partridge - voice
Guido del Fabbro - violin, live electronics
Philippe Brault - double bass, live electronics
DJ Madeskimo - live electronics
Production Credits
John Klepko - Producer
Pierre Léger - Recording Engineer
Pierre Lévesque - Assistant Recording Engineer
Pierre Léger - Editor