JUNO and Felix award winner Elisapie is known for her artistic interpretations of life in Canada’s North—both its rugged beauty and harsh conditions—and blending that with her unblinking take on life as an Inuk woman in contemporary Montreal. Raw, intimate, and soulful, her music has been called a blend of hypnotic arrangements and the low rumble of Tom Waits. Also a filmmaker and journalist, Elisapie sings in English, French, and her native Inuktitut, telling stories that are wholly unique and unforgettable. For her Tenacity performance, she’ll be joined remotely by two of her sonic collaborators.
Animated & Edited by Natalie Nehlawi
About the Artists
An ambassador for Inuit culture, Elisapie represents the wild and rough beauty of the North. Her third solo album, The Ballad of the Runaway Girl, goes back to her roots, with both soft and raw moments and her very own mix of Inuktitut, English and French, unveiling the woman behind the music. Arguably the most significant work in the singer-songwriter’s career, the album earned her two Felix awards, five nominations at Gala de l'ADISQ, one nomination for Indigenous Album of the Year at the 2019 Juno awards, and a place on the 2019 Polaris Music Prize shortlist.