The Many Sounds Of Inuit Music

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Heard On The Odyssey Series
Album Cover, Inuit Games And Songs, Smithsonian Folkways Archival Recordings, 2014

Inuit Songs represent a musical tradition dating far back into the past employs throat singing – a vocal style used for storytelling, entertainment, and for ceremonies. The Inuit people of the Canadian Arctic share an ancient form of throat singing performed nearly exclusively by women.

Episode Credits

  • Dr. Jonathan Øverby Host
  • Joe Hardtke Technical Director

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