An inspiration to us all’: Musicians, friends remember Nunavut’s Charlie Panigoniak – CBC

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 2019129 Views

Charlie Panigoniak died on Wednesday, he had been living with Parkinson’s disease

Mar 07, 2019

There was an outpouring of condolences and memories across the North on Wednesday as word spread that Inuk singer Charlie Panigoniak had died.

  • ‘A territorial treasure’: Legendary Inuk singer Charlie Panigoniak has died

The Nunavut legend was well-known across the Arctic and beyond for his songs in Inuktitut. For decades he played concerts around the North, many with his wife Lorna.

Inuk singer William Tagoona knew Panigoniak most of his life, playing music with him and working with him at the CBC.

“Charlie was a very easy person to be with. He wasn’t at all, for a star like that, he wasn’t conceited whatsoever,” he said.

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