This is an excerpt from the International Body Music Festival that was presented in Damrosch Park, behind Lincoln Center in NYC. The two Inuit cousins, Celina Kalluk and Lucie Idlout opened the show, and for me they were one of the high points. I’m not sure if it was due to their fascinating singing, or their obvious ease with each other. Every time I zoomed in for the closeup shots, the thought kept popping into my head “Boy, you have to love the person you are singing this stuff with in order to do it.” I think it says a lot about the Inuit culture.
I had interviewed another but quite different Inuit singer, Tanya Tagaq, last year, and it turns out that she is a cousin of Lucie and Celina’s.
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