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The Jerry Cans

Based In: Iqaluit, NU

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 passionateabout 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 developingreputation 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.

Artist: The Jerry Cans

Indigenous Music Takes Centre Stage at Northern Lights Festival Boréal

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The Jerry Cans Break New Ground with Nunavut’s First Independent Record Label ‘Aakuluk Music’

Iqaluit-based dynamos The Jerry Cans are bringing their alt-country/throat-singing/reggae sound out to the world in their own way, releasing their upcoming record Inuusiq/Life under their own label Aakuluk Music. The Jerry Cans’ Nancy Mike chats with RPM about starting Nunavut’s first independent record label and their exciting new work. …read more »