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Concert and launch of the 2017 Qilaut album

26 February 2018 

Public Service Announcement


Concert and launch of the 2017 Qilaut album

To mark the end of Uqausirmut Quviasuutiqarniq, the Department of Culture and Heritage is launching the 2017 Qilaut compilation album.

Qilaut is Nunavut’s annual Inuktut songwriting contest, and was created to celebrate Nunavut’s vibrant Inuktut music scene, and promote the use of Inuktut in daily life. This year’s theme is "Youth Songs."

On March 08, 2018, everyone is invited to Inukshuk High School in Iqaluit for the CD launch and concert, where artists will perform all 12 winning songs. The concert will be from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Tisi area; doors open at 6:30 p.m. The winning artists and songs are:

  •  "Qaigialaurit" by Leetia Kalluk
  • "Angijuq" by Joey Nowyuk
  •  "Aullarniaqtunga" by Abraham Eetak 
  • "@1000 BPM" by Abraham Eetak
  • "Nagligijaugavit" by Corey Panika
  • "Angirrarviga" by Angela Amarualik
  • "Ataata"by Colleen Nakashuk
  • "Inuinnaujaami" by Gordon Kaniak
  • "Maanna" by Leetia Kalluk
  • "Hilami Ulapkiyami" by Gordon Kaniak

Free copies of the album will be available at the concert, at Trigram building 903 during regular business hours, or can be downloaded at


Media Contact:

Dan Pimentel
Communications Manager
Department of Culture and Heritage