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Alianait Arts Festival live on IsumaTV

Sunday, June 21, 2009 - 19:00
Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 22:00

IsumaTV will broadcast the Alianait Arts Festival live - June 21 to July 1 - everyday from 07PM to 10PM on

The Festival will kick off on June 21, 2009, National Aboriginal Day, with a free afternoon show which will feature throat singers from Nunavut and Nunavik, Ellen Hamilton & Friends, Johnny Issaluk and the Inuksuk High School Choir.


The Alianait Opening Concert will follow on June 22nd with:

  • Maanilu Asianilu, a youth Brazilian drumming group from Kangiqsujuak
  • Naujamiut, a traditional Inuit band from Repulse Bay
  • The Bop Ensemble – featuring Canadian folk Shaman Bill Bourne, Wyckham Porteous & Jas Olhauser from Alberta & British Columbia
  • Treasa Levasseur, a smoldering singer-songwriter originally from Winnipeg, backed by guitarist David Baxter and a big sound 5 piece band from Toronto
  • A fantastic Circus collaboration will be presented on Saturday, June 27th featuring Nunavut’s internationally acclaimed Artcirq and Productions Kalabante, an African / Quebecois circus troupe featuring Yamoussa Bangoura 


The Closing Concert on June 30, 2009 will feature:

  • Kaina Nowlak, Iqaluit’s favourite accordionist
  • Liima Inui, rock, reggae, world & pop musicians from Greenland just in time to release a new CD
  • Kobotown, a magic mix of calypso, dub poetry, roots reggae, folk and funk – Trinidad born now living in Toronto
  • Troy MacGillivray & Nuala Kennedy, award-winning Halifax fiddler and enchanting Scottish flautist
  • Productions Kalabante, an amazing collaboration of jazz vocals and African drums

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