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NEWS: Iqaluit September 04, 2018 - 3:29 pm

Nunavik singer Beatrice Deer to play Iqaluit Sept. 8

Looee Arreak will open the Alianait show

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Half-Inuk and half-Mohawk, Beatrice Deer grew up in Quaqtaq but now calls Montreal home. The singer and songwriter plays a show in Iqaluit on Sept. 8. (PHOTO BY J. YARMUSH)
Half-Inuk and half-Mohawk, Beatrice Deer grew up in Quaqtaq but now calls Montreal home. The singer and songwriter plays a show in Iqaluit on Sept. 8. (PHOTO BY J. YARMUSH)

Alianait’s Iqaluit concert series continues this year with an upcoming show featuring Nunavik singer and songwriter Beatrice Deer.

Deer is set to headline the show on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Inuksuk high school.

Half-Inuk, half-Mohawk, Deer grew up in Quaqtaq and relocated to Montreal as an adult to work more closely with her bandmates.

She just released her fifth album, titled My All To You, the first album in which Deer composed all the music and lyrics.

“My All To You is all about owning up,” Deer said on her website bio. “It’s about reconciliation with your self, which is the hardest thing to do.”

You can watch a video for one of the songs from that album, You’re With Me, here.

Fans might also recognize Deer’s voice from the safety briefings played on First Air flights.

Iqaluit singer and songwrite Looee Arreak will open the Saturday evening show, which starts at 7:30 p.m.

The concert is timed to happen shortly before Embrace Life Day, or World Suicide Prevention Day, which falls on Sept. 10.

Tickets for the Sept. 8 show are $26 in advance ($15 for youth aged 13 to 18) and available at Arctic Ventures Marketplace or online at http://www.alianait.ca. Tickets will be $30 at the door.

All Alianait shows are free for elders and children under 12 who are accompanied by an adult.

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(6) Comments:

#1. Posted by My Thoughts on September 04, 2018

Beatrice is very talented. Great albums, great music. Keep it up ! Don’t stop, you have lots of fans out there grin

#2. Posted by Fan on September 05, 2018

Aliarunait Iqalunniilaaqtut! Beatrice can go on and on all night without ever pausing and never making a mistake. She is lovely and talented, along with her lively bandmates

#3. Posted by Manapik on September 05, 2018

Why point out her ethnic origins?

#4. Posted by Half and Half on September 05, 2018

Good pick-up #3. 

If this a matter of policy, it is fine.  I think B has enough body of work to write 200 word without getting into her genaeology.  In any case, her music is about music and language, not so much about being Inuk or Mohawk.

#5. Posted by Roma Tomato on September 05, 2018

#3 Because “identity politics.” Raising “awareness” of her ethnic origins affirms she is in the “club” and therefore you “should” feel intrinsically motivated to accept her if you too are in the “club.”

All this said, she is a very talented musician regardless.

#6. Posted by uvaga on September 07, 2018

she is so kind, talented.

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