A tour stop in Cape Dorset that concluded with a public concert on Sunday marked the 10th community that Nunavut Hitmakerz has visited since 2016. 

The Hitmakerz program, which promotes Inuktitut singing and songwriting workshops and music production among youth, is the brainchild of an Iqaluit-based media company that’s funded by Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated’s Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corp. as well as the GN’s Department of Culture and Heritage.

Songwriting workshop participants in Cape Dorset perform their new Inuktitut song while singer Kelly Fraser, right, emcees the festivities. Emmanuel Noble / Hitmakerz photo
Junior songwriters sing their own tune for a audience in Cape Dorset. Emmanuel Noble / Hitmakerz photo
Nunavut Hitmakerz instructors, from left, Angela Amarualik, Kelly Fraser and Thor Simonsen take a final bow in Cape Dorset alongside Cape Dorset’s Claude Constantineau. Emmanuel Noble / Hitmakerz photo
From left, Nunavut Hitmakerz instructors Kelly Fraser, Thor Simonsen and Angela Amarualik take a selfie with an adoring audience in Cape Dorset. Hitmakerz photo
Young rapper Mo Kelly, left, wins the $100 Nunavut Hitmakerz Talent Show prize with his rendition of ‘Mo is Me’ — a remake of ‘Whoa is Me’ by Down with Webster. Kelly Fraser, right, is the event’s emcee. Emmanuel Noble / Hitmakerz photo



Derek Neary

Derek Neary has been reporting on developments in the North for 18 years. When he's not writing for Nunavut News, he's working on Northern News Services' special publications such as Opportunities North,...