Wednesday, January 25, 2017

MUSIC VIDEO: The Jerry Cans -- "Arnalukaq"

The Jerry Cans, hailing from Nunavut (the Canadian Arctic, that is), seamlessly blend country music and Inuit traditions. This can be seen in the gorgeous new video, "Arnalukaq." The song highlights the serious and oft-ignored issue that indigenous women in Canada (and elsewhere) are the most likely to be murdered or disappear and whose whereabouts are the least likely to be investigated by law enforcement. The video features the Qulliq, a stone lamp that is traditionally maintained by women. The song is dedicated to women who have survived or are experiencing intimate partner violence. "Arnalukaq" means "girl" and the word "piujupaalujutit" means "you are beautiful."

This is a video worth watching all the way through.

The Jerry Cans -- Official, Facebook

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