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Soir de Semaine

"Ring the bells that still can ring, Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything; that's how the light gets in."
Leonard Cohen, Anthem

Hosted by Paul Kennedy (CBC Radio, Ideas), this unique celebration takes the audience on a sensory experience from traditional Inuit throat singing to contemporary pop, from legends told in the comfort of an igloo on a winter night to the science of mysterious forces that move objects through deep space.

The evening features readings by celebrated Dene singersongwriter Leela Gilday and Inuk actor and writer Tiffany Ayalik, interspersed with the infectiously danceable ska, reggae, franco-rock of Soir de Semaine; the contemporary stylings of Dene singersongwriter Paul Andrew; the soaring voice and powerful guitar of Jay Gilday; original soundscapes by Carmen Braden; the mesmerizing voices of Nunavut’s Madeleine Allakariallak and Ellen Hamilton; and Iqaluit’s favourite party band, The Jerry Cans.

Written by: Peter Skinner

For Northern Scene events at locations outside of the NAC, Live Rush tickets can be purchased at the NAC Box Office and online as per the normal process and in addition at the venue in question up to show time.

Soir de Semaine
Ellen Hamilton
Jay Gilday
The Jerry Cans