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PIQSIQ

Fridays at the Fourth

Music Singer/Songwriter
  • #CanadaPerforms
  • NAC Popular Music and Variety

  Sep 23, 2022 - 8:30 PM EDT

With a style perpetually galvanized by darkness and haunting northern beauty, sisters, Tiffany Ayalik and Inuksuk Mackay, come together to create Inuit style throat singing duo, PIQSIQ. Performing ancient traditional songs and eerie new compositions, they leave their listeners enthralled with the infinity of possible answers to the question “what is the meaning of life.”

With roots in Nunavut, the two grew up in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. After years offorging hard won skill, they developed their own form blended with haunting melodies andotherworldly sounds. Approaching adulthood, they realized throat singing was not only amusical expression, but a radical, political act of cultural revitalization.

As PIQSIQ, they have recorded four studio albums and perform improvisational loopinglive, creating a dynamic audience experience that changes with every show.

This performance will remain online for 24 hours.

***This concert is presented as part of the SPHERE Festival which will take place on September 22-25, 2022

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