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Release info

Release date: 
June 24, 2014
Total songs: 
11
Genres: 
Folk
Label: 
Play Inurulutuinnaujunga

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Aakuluk

Aakuluk is one fascinating record. Billed as the most popular band in the Far North region of Nunavut, The Jerry Cans are folk-rockers who sing in both English and Inuktitut. Throat singing is one element of their high-energy sound, one suggesting the likes of The Pogues and Spirit of the West on this, their second album. The songs of mainman Andrew Morrison address social and political as well as personal issues, while "Namulimaaqsimavunga" is termed an Inuktitut take on Hank Snow's "I've Been Everywhere." The disc is expertly produced by Tim Vesely (Rheostatics), and you can bet this band shines in performance. They recently showcased at NXNE and in Ottawa.