Based In: Kuujjuaq, Quebec Canada

Born and raised in and around Kuujjuaq, Nunavik, Edward Snowball a.k.a. Sinuupa first picked up a guitar at age 15. Ever since that time, music has never left his side and became a natural way of expressing himself. Having spent most of his youngster days out on the land of his Inuit ancestors, his first songs are influenced by the rhythm of this traditional way of life. His first album, Nunaga (My land), entirely written in Inuktitut, his mother tongue, reminisces about a life about to change. As “Etua” matures into a modern world, another album takes shape. With Arctic Darkness, Sinuupa leaves the folksy tunes behind for a more assertive funk rock genre, and speaks up. Written mostly in English, he broadens his message to reveal the shadows of the world in which his people now live in.

Artist: Sinuupa

APCMA 2012 Award Winners: Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards

The 2012 APCMAs—the 7th annual Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards—took place November 1st and 2nd in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Two nights of celebrating Indigenous music, one long list of winners! Here is a complete list of the 2012 APCMA award winners. …read more »