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Angela Amarualik Live Concert and Interview
Angela Amarualik gives a live concert from her living room and speaks with Lucy Tulugarjuk about her experience making the music video, Angirrarviga. Angirrarviga was shot in Avvajja and Qaiqsut, near Igloolik and was released live during this program on May 6th 2020.
Angela Amarualik was born and raised in Igloolik, Like many small communities in Canada’s Arctic, Igloolik had many social problems. Angela worked hard to retain good attitude, improve circumstances, and be a role model for the younger kids in her town. Already community role model - as well as Miss Igloolik - Angela now uses her music to inspire Nunavummiut youth and share Inuit culture with people around the world. Starting off with the ukulele, Angela began writing songs in her native language, Inuktitut. Her musical style is a mix between ancient Inuit melodies and throat-singing, and the pop music of her childhood heroes Beatrice Deer and Hilary Duff. Her music has taken her across Canada, and in 2018, Angela released her self-titled debut album. The album was nominated for 3 Indigenous Music Awards, including Best New Artist. And took home the Award for the Best Inuit, Indigenous Language, or Francophone Album.