Pillorikput Inuit – Moravian Music from Nunatsiavut - Vocalists Karrie Obed and Deantha Edmunds will be performing selections from the critically acclaimed Pillorikput Inuit CD with orchestral accompaniment. The Nain Brass Band will also be performing a selection of traditional hymns and chorales.
The Nain Brass Band is more accurately an institution rather than an ensemble. Re-formed in 2013 as a result of the Tittulautet Nunatsiavuttini / Nunatsiavut Brass Bands project, the current membership of the band has brought new life to an ensemble active for two centuries. Since re-forming, the Nain Brass Band has appeared on stages in Inuit Nunangat (Nunatisiavut and Nunavik) as well as Europe (the 36th Brüderischen Bläsertag). In their home community, the band has quickly become a fixture, performing for visiting dignitaries, church events, government ceremonies as well as in traditional contexts such as arriving boats, 50th birthdays, and elders’ houses. Now, with a rotating line-up of some 10 players, the Nain Brass Band boasts a greater membership than it ever has in its storied history and is preparing to embark on its first-ever audio recording. www.facebook.com/nainbrassband/