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THE BAND

The fast rising northern stars, The Jerry Cans, create music inspired by their hometown of Iqaluit, Nunavut. With their unique mix of Inuktitut alt-country, throat singing, and reggae, the Jerry Cans are a distinctly northern, one-of-a-kind group. The band perform many of their songs in Inuktitut and are passionate about preserving the language even as the north and their home community of Iqaluit evolve. They are committed to representing northerners and to challenging common misperceptions they have encountered about life in the Arctic; their music evokes the contemporary north and the spirited people that reside there. It is not only the political motives, but their rapidly developing reputation for getting elders and young people dancing, that has forced people to start noticing this high-energy group. This truly unique band will take you on a stroll through the streets of Iqaluit to share a glimpse of life in Arctic.

Andrew Morrison (Vocals/Guitar)

Nancy Mike (Accordion/Throat Singing)
Gina Burgess (Violin)
Brendan Doherty (Bass)
Steve Rigby (Drums)

“The Jerry Cans challenge mainstream music norms by sticking to their roots.”
— Tom Power - CBC Q
“Uncovering the beauty of Arctic life one track at a time.”
— Much Music
“Robust roots-rock, gruff Inuk throat singing, beery Celtic punk...There’s plenty in this ensemble’s tank.”
— The Globe and Mail
“Inuusiq/Life is a meeting place. Here, reggae, folk and rock dance with the richly corporal tones of Inuk throat singing. Inuktitut is the main language spoken but, like the faint sounds of the arctic that trickle in, everyone is welcome.”
— Exclaim!
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Upcoming shows

June 10          | Celebramton - Brampton, ON                                                                               FREE

June 20-21     | Kangiqsualujjuaq, QC                                                                                             FREE

June 23          | Ottawa Jazz Festival - Ottawa, ON                                                                  TICKETS

June 24          | Rubber Boots Festival - Noelville, ON                                                             TICKETS

 June 27          | Arctic Arts Festival - Harstad, Norway                                                            TICKETS

June 28          | KEX Hostel - Reykjavik, Iceland                                                                             FREE

June 30          | Canada Days - Nathan Phillips Square - Toronto, Ontario                                FREE

July 01           | Canada Days - Mel Lastmann Square - Toronto, Ontario                                   FREE

July 06          | Northern Lights Festival - Sudbury, Ontario                                                   TICKETS

July 07          | Sunfest - London, Ontario                                                                                       FREE

July 08          | Kultrun World Music Festival - Kitchener, Ontario                                               FREE

July 09          | Sunfest - London, Ontario                                                                                      FREE

July 11            | Parc De La Francophonie - Gatineau, Quebec                                                       FREE

July 15           | Hillside Music Fesitval - Guelph, Ontario                                                        TICKETS

July 16           | Wild Mountain Music Festival - Hinton, Alberta                                             TICKETS

July 19           | Huntsville Festival of The Arts - Huntsville, Ontario                                      TICKETS

July 21           | Mosaiq Multicultural Festival - Moncton, New Brunswick                                 FREE

July 22           | Harbourfront Centre - Toronto, Ontario                                                               FREE

August 2        | The Forks - Canada Games - Winnipeg, Manitoba                                              FREE

August 4       | Kaslo Jazz Festival - Kaslo Bay Park, BC                                                           TICKETS

August 11-13 | Edmonton Folk Festival - Edmonton, Alberta                                                  TICKETS

August 17-19 | Summerfolk - Owen Sound, Ontario                                                                TICKETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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VIDEOS

UKIUQ

From the album "Inuusiq/Life". Directed by Michael Philip Wojewoda.

ARNALUKAQ

From the album "Inuusiq/Life". This video is dedicated to everyone affected by domestic abuse.

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From the album "Nunavuttitut"

ALIANAIT

From the album "Aakuluk" shot at the 2014 Snowking Festival, YK

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From the album "Nunavuttitut"

 Watch more videos


PHOTOS

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Contacts

Canada:

Booking Agent:    Julien Paquin - julien@paquinartistsagency.com

Manager: Andrew Morrison - aakulukmusic@gmail.com

Associate Manager - Richard Flohil - rflohil@sympatico.ca

Publicist:  Emily Smart- emilysmart@tirefirepress.com 

 

Europe:

European Booking: wulf@griot.de