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.

Post a Comment


Here’s where you’ll find my weekly original world music video blogs that appear on Huffington Post, as well as an archive starting in April of 2009.

This is also the place where you will find video that is exclusive to my site. I’ve traveled to places like Uzbekistan, Morocco, and Taiwan and no matter where I go I have found amazingly talented and creative people working in every genre from the deepest traditions to the cutting edge.

It’s been incredibly rewarding to interview them and to capture some of what they do on video. Enjoy what you see and hear, and let me know what you think. I welcome your feedback.