This playlist of mine is pretty nice, if I can say so myself. Name inspired by someone you all know well, clearly.
Posts tagged Music.
Let’s have a little Greenlandic music that is a bit less mainstream and doesn’t push out all other Greenlandic musicians like Nanook is. A fantastic video too.
Sam Tutanuak, Back in ‘58. A song and video that tell the story of relocation of Inuit from Nunavik in northern Quebec to remote locations thousands of kilometers away in the high arctic. As with every such abuse against indigenous people throughout the world, when enough time had passed and enough people got loud enough the Canadian government apologized and handed out monies, and made the victims into “heroes” for a few minutes. And also as with every such abuse, the government managed to apologize without admitting fault, the immense risk to the lives of those displaced (the ecosystem and animals being vastly different from their homes), the loss of local knowledge and the government’s actual intentions in the relocation - although it seems obvious that they were using Inuit to mark their “sovereignty” in the high arctic, which only makes it darker. What would have happened had they abducted white, rural Canadians and dropped them in a land with no shelter or means of getting food?
It is also just a great song.
This is my happy music so I can pretend it’s springtime.
From the people of “Feel the Inukness” fame. This is really lovely and features part of a speech by Sheila Watt-Cloutier with an important message.
Guðrið Hansdóttir, A Faroese Fisherman Speaks of Drowning. Listen to this song, it’s great.