Salluit to host summer music festival


The 24th Eastern Arctic music festival will be held in the Hudson Strait community of Salluit next summer, from July 24 to Aug. 2.

The popular event is held every two years in Nunavik. In 2000, Inukjuak hosted the festival.

Salluit’s seven-member steering committee has decided the 2002 edition of the music festival will last for 10 days.

Festivities will include performances by artists from Nunavik, Nunavut, Labrador, Greenland and southern Canada as well as other musicians. One of the festival’s main events will be the arrival of Peterhead boats, arriving as tall ships, to kick off the opening ceremonies.

Organizers expect up to 1,500 guests at the festival, which will more than double the community’s size.

More information about the music festival is available from Noah Koperqualuk at (819) 255-8954.

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