“They just kept asking for more!”
(Nunavik August 29, 2012 – ISABELLE DUBOIS)
There was more than just music going on during the Aqpik Jam music festival, which took place Aug. 14 to Aug.17 in Kuujjuaq.
This year, the festival’s organizing committee decided to offer workshops to promote young artists’ talents and self-confidence through teaching and learning traditional songs and games, throat singing, beat box techniques and hip-hop dance moves.
When the festival’s logistics coordinator, Sarah Berthe, approached throat singers Evie Mark from Ivujivik and Akinisie Sivuarapik from Puvirnituq to perform at the Aqpik Jam this year, “they offered to give a workshop during the festival to teach young girls, like they had done in the past.”