A Circumpolar Soundscape
Monday, March 5 at 8 p.m.
Yukon Arts Centre Tickets:
$35 Adult / $30 Children (2-16) and Seniors (55+)
Buy your tickets at Yukon Arts Centre box office, Arts Underground or online
The first edition of this concert was presented at the Adäka Cultural Festival in Whitehorse in July 2011. The experience was so grand that Debbie Peters has produced this version for the Arctic Winter Games.
This project brings together 4 distinct and highly creative female Aboriginal artists in a collaboration that resonates with vibrant musical imagery as each brings her cultural heritage to the project revealed through a contemporary lens.
The collaboration features:
- Leela Gilday (Northwest Territories)
- Diyet (Yukon)
- Nive Nielsen (Greenland)
- Sylvia Cloutier (Nunavut)
Peters together with co-artistic producer Leela Gilday will offer a special concert where women artists to connect on a creative level by sharing their broader Aboriginal heritage and experience in the form of contemporary song.
A few words from co-artistic producer, Leela Gilday...
A Circumpolar Soundscape is a project where we captured the essence of what it means to us to be an aboriginal woman artist in the north, whatever north that is. The show is a combination of a few of our own original songs and some musical collaborations that we began to write in the summer of 2011. What you will see has grown to include a new participant, Sylvia Cloutier, from Nunavut. We will be writing new songs in collaboration with Sylvia, who is an accomplished throat singer and drummer/dancer. We now represent four major circumpolar regions including the Yukon, the NWT, Nunavut, and Greenland. It was amazing how many commonalities we discovered about ourselves and our artistic practice, and the results are some terrific new pieces, and a special bond we now share.
You will hear songs about the love of the north, and how those places shapes us; about lost love and strange love and hilarious love; about sisters strength and loss, holding on to hope; and about residential school and resilience… all in Greenlandic, Southern Tutchone, North Slavey, and now Inuktitut, as well as English, and of course the common language - music.