Nunavut is a true musical hotbed.
Susan Aglukark, the chart-topping singer-songwriter from Arviat whose hit O Siem reached No. 1 in 1995, grew up here. So did avant garde artist Tanya Tagaq, who has since toured the globe, collaborated with some of the music industry’s biggest names, and picked up the Polaris Music Prize in 2014—Canadian music’s most coveted award. Today the Canadian music scene is full of Northern favourites like The Jerry Cans, Riit, Kelly Fraser, Northern Haze, and many more.
Our territory continues to nurture some of Canada’s most exciting artists, who creatively combine new sounds with traditional styles, drawing inspiration from this land and singing about their Arctic realities for all the world in both Inuktitut and English.