The Jerry Cans
The Jerry Cans create music inspired by their hometown of Iqaluit, Nunavut. With their unique mix of Inuktitut alt-country, throat singing, and reggae, the Jerry Cans are a distinctly northern, one-of-a-kind group.
Kathleen Ivaluarjuk Merrit also known as IVA (ee-vah) will take you on a journey through the Arctic with vocal interpretations of the wind, birds, landscape and sea. Iva is a throat-singer, poet, writer and collaborator from Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. She has performed alongside several musicians, DJs and throat-singers including Tanya Tagaq, Susan Aglukark, Owen Pallet, DJ Spooky, Mike Stevens and the NAC Orchestra among others.
Riit (Rita Claire Mike-Murphy) was raised in Panniqtuq, Nunavut and has begun to make a name for herself across the North with her unique voice. She is part of the youth music movement in Nunavut and has shared the stage with some of the top Inuit artists including Twin Flames, Elisapee Isaac, and The Jerry Cans. Riit is currently recording her first EP expected for release in February 2017.
Agaaqtoq (Abraham Eetak) is a young emerging artist from the isolated Northern community of Arviat, Nunavut, Canada. He released his debut album "Agaaqtoq" in Summer 2014 and is now hitting the airwaves all over the North. He writes his songs in his first language, Inuktitut, and blends traditional and modern music.