Inuit artists gather for Alianait Festival in Iqaluit – CBC

Inuit artists gather for Alianait Festival in Iqaluit – CBC

by ahnationtalk on June 30, 202277 Views

Festival starts Thursday and runs through July 3

Jun 30, 2022

When Nuka Alice Lund drum dances, it’s more than just a performance. There’s a deeper meaning behind her drum songs that she wants listeners to understand.

“I spend all of my time and energy trying to explain it and also to give knowledge and a deep understanding of the drum songs I perform, so people don’t just get entertained,” she explained. “People are very interested, but they don’t know how to use the drum and many of them don’t know the stories behind the drum songs we are performing.”

Lund, who is from Sisimiut in Greenland, will be drum dancing at the Alianait Arts Festival in Iqaluit this week, where she will be performing new drum songs she has created.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/alianait-arts-festival-2022-1.6504715

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