SESSION 1: SILLA
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About the Event
Silla is a singing group blending divergent styles of traditional and contemporary katajjaq (Inuit throat singing) across a wide range of genres. The name Silla, is derived from the Inuktitut word ‘Sila’, it’s definition encompassing concepts of weather, the land, the spirit of the atmosphere, cunning, and intelligence. The name pays homage to the rich musical texture and nuance throat singing creates, and to the powerful spirituality and traditions that have kept it alive through both historical and modern threats posed by colonialism.
Charlotte Carleton is from Panniqtuuq, Nunavut. She is a self taught artist and is very passionate about her Inuit culture. Charlotte has been singing since she was 5 years old and joined Silla in August of 2020.
Charlotte Qamaniq is from Iglulik, Nunavut. She has been singing with Silla for over 15 years and has had 2 Juno nominations with Silla and Rise.
Both are urban Inuit mothers living in Ottawa who work in the Indigenous community on top of being musicians and artists.
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