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Silakut Concert - Angela Amarualik
Angela Amarualik's performance at a Celebration of Music for the live broadcast of Silakut Live From the Floe Edge. LIVE on August 15, 2019.
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.