Elisapie Isaac to play Iqaluit at month’s end

Nunavik singer’s national tour has just wrapped up


Nunavik singer-songwriter Elisapie Isaac is coming to Iqaluit.

The Montreal-based chanteuse, originally from Salluit, will perform March 31 at the Nakasuk school gymnasium, organizers of the Alianait Arts Festival announced this week.

Isaac has just finished a short national tour to promote her her new album There Will Be Stars including a performance at the aboriginal pavilion set up for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

Isaac also has shows scheduled in Paris, France later this month before she returns north.

There Will be Stars is Isaac’s first solo release and first CD since the 2001 album she produced under the name Taima with guitarist and songwriter Alain Auger.

Also on the bill March 31 is Arviat singer-songwriter Jo Ellen Etuangat, who recently relocated to Iqaluit.

Advance tickets are $22, available at Arctic Ventures and $25 at the door.

The Alianait Arts Festival kicks off its sixth year June 21, with a 10-day line-up of music, film, dance, theatre and circus arts. The festival’s theme in 2010 is “Cultural fusions.”

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