The Inuit-style throat-singing duo PIQSIQ will perform a streamed concert this Friday (April 30).
Composed of Yellowknife-raised sisters Tiffany Kuliktana Ayalik and Kayley Inuksuk Mackay, PIQSIQ performs ancient traditional songs along with otherwordly-sounding original compositions.
Recorded at the Historic Theatre at the Cultch, the concert will be opened by Syilx/Okanagan singer-songwriter Francis Baptiste, who incorporates his language, N̓syilxčn̓, into his songwriting. (N̓syilxčn̓ is currently spoken fluently by only about 150 people).
The performance begins at 8 pm Pacific time, and is emceed by radio host and producer Suzette Amaya.
The event is part of the Talking Stick Festival's Spring Awakening, which also features a Plant Walk with Cease Wyss and Margo Kane on April 29 and the Spring Fling Ab-Cabaret on May 1.
A month-long summer edition of Talking Stick Festival 2021 will take place in June.