What started as a two-artist tour five years ago has grown into a near touring festival of 12 of the hottest names in Indigenous music. …read more »
Beatrice Deer is a singer and a seamstress. Listening to her voice is like crunching through the thin ice that you find in the early mornings of spring: it is crisp, beautiful and oh-so-enjoyable. Beatrice uses her vocal formidability in both lyrical singing and throat-singing. She has built up a formidable group of musicians for her band – all talented in their own right and they excel in allowing Beatrice’s Inuktitut and English lyrics soar over a funky pop folk sound. Inuit culture, women’s perspectives on life, love and storytelling seep from all of Beatrice’s music in an emotional and compelling way. Beatrice has four albums including an award winner for Best Inuit Cultural Album in 2005 at the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards.