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Culture Days will return September 22 – October 15, 2023.
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 concert is presented as part of the SPHERE Festival which will take place on September 22-25, 2022
This event is free.
National Arts Centre
The National Arts Centre (NAC) is Canada’s bilingual, multi-disciplinary home for the performing arts. The NAC presents, creates, produces, and co-produces performing arts programming in various streams—the NAC Orchestra, Dance, English Theatre, French Theatre, Indigenous Theatre, and Popular Music and Variety—and nurtures the next generation of audiences and artists from across Canada. The NAC is located in the National Capital Region on the unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation.
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National Arts CentreNational Arts Centre Ottawa, ON
The National Arts Centre (NAC) is Canada’s bilingual, multi-disciplinary home for the performing arts. The NAC presents, creates, produces, and co-produces performing arts programming in various streams—the NAC Orchestra, Dance, English The...
1 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5W1
Centre national des Arts – National Arts Centreinfo@nac-cna.ca
This event is wheelchair accessible, and has gender-neutral washrooms.