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September 30, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
“… what would happen if The Clash had grown up speaking Inuktitu”— Penguin Eggs
The fast rising northern stars, The Jerry Cans, create music inspired by their hometown of Iqaluit, Nunavut. With their unique mix of Inuktitut alt-country, throat singing, and reggae, the Jerry Cans are a distinctly northern, one-of-a-kind group. The band perform many of their songs in Inuktitut and are passionate about preserving the language even as the north and their home community of Iqaluit evolve.
Royal City Church | 50 Quebec Street
Non-reserved Seating in Balcony | Standing on Main Floor
7:15 pm doors | 8 pm start
Accessible entrance at back of Church
Adv Tickets: $20 UG Students | $24 General (plus service charge)
9 pm – The Jerry Cans
8 pm – Josh Q
They are committed to representing northerners and to challenging common misperceptions they have encountered about life in the Arctic; their music evokes the contemporary north and the spirited people that reside there. It is not only the political motives, but their rapidly developing reputation for getting elders and young people dancing, that has forced people to start noticing this high-energy group. This truly unique band will take you on a stroll through the streets of Iqaluit to share a glimpse of life in Arctic. Andrew Morrison (Vocals/Guitar) Nancy Mike (Accordion/Throat Singing) Gina Burgess (Violin) Brendan Doherty (Bass) Steve Rigby (Drums)
Arctic Soul, is distinguished by the deep brooding voice of Josh Qaumariaq set against blues and rock and roll sounds echoing from the depth of the Northern tundra. In a blend of Inuktitut and English lyrics, Josh Q sings the Arctic blues about universal themes of light and darkness and closeness and isolation.
Tickets available on-line at Eventbrite.ca
Cash sales at the CSA Office (UC Rm 274) and The Bookshelf (41 Quebec St.)
Co-presented by your Central Student Association, UC Programming, Hillside Festival & CFRU 93.3 FM