Musician Greg Brown, who teaches at the Nunavut Sivuniksavut college program in Ottawa, visited Cambridge Bay to work with kindergarten to Grade 6 students, May 28-31.
He joined them during the after-school program run by the Kitikmeot Heritage Society in the May Hakongak Library. Brown also performed a concert for Kullik Elementary School and gave button accordion lessons to Grade 6 students.
Prior to his visit to Cambridge Bay, Brown spent a week in Kugluktuk, teaching fiddle and guitar lessons with Nunavut musician Nelson Tagoona. All of these activities were made possible by the National Arts Centre’s Music Alive program.
Since 2010, the National Arts Centre’s Music Alive Program in Nunavut has supported comprehensive programming that provides special opportunities for Nunavut communities to engage with visiting artists, including artists from other parts of Nunavut and the Inuit Nunangat.