Christmas with Susan Aglukark
Susan Aglukark loves Christmas. As a Inuk child growing up in Arviat, Nunavut she remembers it as a time when the community came together to sing carols and to feast on traditional food. As a singer and performer, Aglukark has released two Christmas albums, and is bringing her special Christmas concert to Kingston on December 15th.
Aglukark bridges her traditional upbringing with a modern sensibility, resulting in music with a universal appeal. Her breakthrough single, O Siem was sung in both English and Inuktitut and it hit the top of the charts. That was just the beginning for Aglukark.
Over the past two decades, she has continued to record, tour and speak to the issues affecting Aboriginal and Inuit people. Aglukark has released nine albums and just finished her 10th, she has won three Junos and the first-ever Aboriginal Achievement Award in Arts. She holds a number of honourary degrees, has performed in front of Queen Elizabeth (twice), Neilson Mandela and two prime ministers so far. Aglukark is also a member of the Order of Canada and received the Governor Generals lifetime artistic achievement award. Susan has also just released her first childrens book: Una Huna, What is This available at Indigo book stores across Canada.
She is excited to come to Kingston and to offer this benefit concert in support of her 'Arctic Rose Foundation' and 'Walking the Path of Peace Together', a joint reconciliation initiative of Faith United Church and the Indigenous community of Kingston.
The Spire (Sydenham Street United Church) (View)
82 Sydenham Street
Kingston, ON K7L 3H4
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