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Listen to Silla and Rise, Live & Local

Join us on Facebook Live for a performance and discussion with Silla and Rise, artists who blend Inuit throat-singing and futuristic dancefloor beats.

Silla are Cynthia Pitsiulak (Kimmirut, NU) and Charlotte Qamaniq (Iglulik, NU) their name comes from the Inuktitut word "Sila" meaning weather. Sila is what surrounds us; it is what connects us to our land, to the moon, sun and stars, the ocean and the air we breathe. In respecting and honouring the need to preserve Inuit culture and paying homage to our land and the strong connection to its spirituality, they experience and perform the sounds of traditional and contemporary throat songs. Rise is Ottawa’s Rise Ashen, a Juno Award nominated global-grooves producer, DJ and dancer who has spent his life pursuing the intersection of traditional and futuristic music.

Silla and Rise were nominated for a Juno for Indigenous Music Album of the Year in 2017 for their self-titled Debut: Silla + Rise, as well as an Indigenous Music Award for Best Inuit, Indigenous Language, or Francophone Album. They won the Stingray Award at Mundial Festival in Montreal in 2018 and their new album Galactic Gala was just nominated for a Juno for World Music Album of the Year.

Registration is not required, but may be helpful! Register on Eventbrite to receive an email reminder on the day of the event. The Facebook Live link will be made available on August 20.

Listen to more local artists or attend a workshop as part of our Ottawa Live & Local series this summer.

Offered in partnership with Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe with thanks to the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library for their financial support.