• Vincent Willems

Sounds | Silla And Rise, Tulukkat

Oooooh, ahhhhhh, oh oh, oh oh, oh oh. We gaan dit keer een volledig ander pad bewandelen, tijd om in de wereld van indigenous music te duiken. Een kleine verklaring van indigenous music: "inheemse 'traditionele' muziek gemaakt door een originele etnische groep". Meeslepend, mysterieus, intrigerend zijn diverse benamingen die door m'n hoofd schoten toen ik voor de eerste maal dit lied hoorde. Toch sterk dat een genre die ik niet zo vaak beluister me op repeat doet drukken om de sfeer van het lied beter de doen begrijpen. Silla en Rise zijn een band die Inuit throat zang mixen met futuristische beats en diverse andere instrumenten. Maar luister en oordeel zelf. Tulukkat, Irish Bodhran drum in combinatie met de raven’s call throat song.

luister ook naar: Anirniq


Tulukkat is the plural of tulugaq “raven”. The symbolism of the raven is often complex and appears frequently in the stories of peoples around the world as a mediator between life and death in both Celtic and Inuit traditions. This song blends the Irish Bodhran drum played by Deirdre Dooley with the raven’s call throat song which was formed after many years of practice by Charlotte Qamaniq. The song is dedicated to Qamaniq’s father Marcel Mason who was of Irish descent, and adopted into the Qamaniq family of Iglulik, Nunavut.

Silla and Rise blend Inuit throat-singing and futuristic dancefloor beats.

Silla are Cynthia Pitsiulak (Kimmirut, NU) and Charlotte Qamaniq (Iglulik, NU) their name comes from the Inuktitut word 'Sila' meaning weather. Sila is what surrounds us; it is what connects us to our land, to the moon, sun and stars, the ocean and the air we breathe. In respecting and honouring the need to preserve Inuit culture and paying homage to our land and the strong connection to its spirituality, they experience and perform the sounds of traditional and contemporary throat songs.

Rise is Ottawa’s Rise Ashen, a Juno Award nominated global-grooves producer, DJ and dancer who has spent his life pursuing the intersection of traditional and futuristic music.