NORTHERN RODEO featuring The Jerry Cans

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:: Interstellar Rodeo Presents ::

NORTHERN RODEO featuring The Jerry Cans

Riit, Josh Q

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Starlite Room

$15.00 - $20.00

Off Sale

This event is 18 and over

The Jerry Cans
The Jerry Cans
The Jerry Cans create music inspired by their hometown of Iqaluit, Nunavut, and life in the Canadian Arctic. With a unique mix of traditional Inuit throat singing and roots-rock sung in the Indigenous language of Inuktitut, The Jerry Cans are a distinctly Northern sound. The band is passionate about helping to preserve the Inuktitut language and are committed to challenging common misconceptions about life in the North. The Jerry Cans were nominated for two Juno Awards in 2018 and performed on the 2018 Juno Telecast.
Riit
Riit
Spirited, honest, and soulful; these words come to mind when listening to the music of Riit (Rita Claire Mike-Murphy), a young Inuk performer who was born and raised in Pangnirtung, Nunavut, a hamlet of about 1600 residents just below the Arctic circle. A multi-talented musician, she is a throat singer, guitarist, singer, and accordionist. The singer-songwriter started honing her artistic talents early as a participant at music, theatre, and video workshops in her hometown, but she says she can’t remember a time when she didn’t play music. Along with The Jerry Cans, Riit has shared the stage with well-known musicians like Twin Flames, Elisapee Isaac, and IVA. She has performed solo and with groups across the North at festivals like Folk on the Rocks in Yellowknife and Alianait Arts Festival in Iqaluit. Riit has also taken her talents around the world, throat singing in places as far as away as Scotland and Australia. She recently started recording and performing her original songs, which feature her unique voice and lyrics accompanied by folk guitar, at venues in Ottawa and Iqaluit. Riit is signed to Aakuluk Music and has recently released her first EP, including her hit song Imiqtaq.
Venue Information:
The Starlite Room
10030 102 Street Northwest
Edmonton, AB, T5J 0V6
http://www.starliteroom.ca/