Canada 150 Performance Series

Susan Aglukark

Susan Aglukark

Susan Aglukark is one of Canada’s most unique and most honored artists. An Inuk from Arviat, Nunavut, Susan has been walking in a tension between two worlds, a defining note in her remarkable career. Her stories and her candor about the struggles of the Inuit and Aboriginal communities, and her bravery as she opened up about her own anger and struggle have won her an audience beyond that of most pop artists. As much as she writes and sings about her people, the songs Susan Aglukark creates have something in them that speaks to all of us, whether it’s the longing of a woman growing old for the traditional life that she was taken away from, (“Bridge of Dreams”) to an gentle anthem for peace and tolerance, (“O Siem”—joy in community), Aglukark’s artistic vision is ultimately a universal one.

Susan Aglukark est l’un des artistes les plus uniques et les plus honorés du Canada. Une Inuk d’Arviat, Nunavut, Susan marche sur un fil de fer entre deux univers, ce qui a joué un rôle déterminant dans sa carrière remarquable. Ses histoires et sa franchise au sujet des luttes des communautés Inuits et autochtones, et sa franchise au sujet de sa propre colère et sa propre lutte ont su lui gagner un public bien au-delà de la plupart des artistes pop. Bien qu’elle écrit et chante au sujet de son peuple, les chansons que Susan Aglukark ont quelque chose en elles qui nous parle à tous, que ce soit le désir d’une femme vieillissante de vivre la vie traditionnelle dont on l’a privé,(“Bridge of dreams”) ou un hymne doux à la paix et la tolérance, (“O Siem”-joie en communauté), la vision artistique d’Aglukark est finalement universelle.

Tour Dates / Des dates de tournée

January / janvier 2018
26 Imperial Theatre Saint John Saint John, NB
27 Confederation Centre of the Arts Charlottetown, PE
28 King's Theatre Annapolis Royal, NS
29 deCoste Performing Arts Centre Pictou, NS
30 Membertou Trade and Convention Centre Membertou, NS
31 Théâtre Capitol Theatre Moncton, NB
February / février 2018
02 Eastern Labrador Arts Alliance Happy Valley - Goose Bay, NL
04 Arts & Culture Centre - Labrador West Labrador City, NL
07 Arts & Culture Centre - Stephenville Stephenville, NL
08 Arts & Culture Centre - Corner Brook
(Outreach Activity)
Corner Brook, NL
09 Arts & Culture Centre - Corner Brook Corner Brook, NL
11 Arts & Culture Centre - Grand Falls - Windsor Grand Falls - Windsor, NL
13 Arts & Culture Centre - Gander Gander, NL
15 Arts & Culture Centre - St. John's St. John's, NL
16 Arts & Culture Centre - St. John's
(Outreach Activity)
St. John's, NL