Kelly Fraser: Songs in Inuktitut

Kelly Amaujaq Fraser is an Inuk (Inuit) singer from Sanikiluaq, Nunavut! Her Inuktitut version of Rihanna’s Diamonds went viral in 2013.

She’s also released her first album Isuma (Think) and is working on her next album in BC.

My wife Kelly Johnson and I talk to her about what brought her into music, why she writes in her Inuktitut language, Inuit culture — including eating country food (like raw meat). We talk about seal hunting and how the ban is hurting the people of the north. We also talk about her workshops in the north where she is helping people compose songs in their own language.


Music Credits (In order of appearance):

WAYSTED – Kromatiks Music

Oriental Pacific – LUNAR DUNES:

Diamonds In Inuktitut Taimantitut – Kelly Fraser:

ISUMA – Kelly Fraser:

Babyga – Kelly Fraser:

True Inuk – Kelly Fraser:

Old Habbits – Kromatiks Music

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