Iqaluit drummers ready to wow crowds at Arctic Winter Games – Nunatsiaq News
Jan 27, 2023
Inuksuk Drum Dancers to represent Team Nunavut, perform at Cultural Gala
When the best amateur athletes from Nunavut and Nunavik gather next week for the Arctic Winter Games, it will be one of the biggest showcases of sports talent in the Arctic regions.
It will also shine a spotlight on some of the Arctic’s best young musical performers.
Representing Team Nunavut at this year’s Games, being held in Wood Buffalo, Alta., are the Inuksuk Drum Dancers from Iqaluit, a group of local high school students who perform Inuit throat singing, drumming and traditional dances.
Members Ella Estey, Mackenzie O’Dell, Mia Maurice, Kristy Kanayuk, Aura Kwon, Taiga Las and their teacher, Mary Piercey-Lewis, are getting ready for a packed performance schedule at the Games, which open Sunday and run until Feb. 4.
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