Sanikiluaq’s Kelly Fraser is asking for help to raise $60,000 for the recording, marketing and publicizing of her third album, Decolonize.

The musician stated, the hiring of a publicist and marketing team for a year can become very expensive.

Kelly Fraser’s new album will touch on topics like: history of Inuit colonialism , forced relocations and slaughtering of sled dogs. Photo by Ben Powless

“I am already using all of my own income to publicize this album as much as I can,” explained Fraser.

She plans to hire a radio promoter and a publicist to help market her music on radio and news stations. She also plans to use the money to pay other artists, who will be contributing to the album. The recording of the album, artwork for the CD and printing of the CDs will be other expenses for the Inuk pop singer.

Fraser wants to showcase her talents, further strengthen the Inuit culture and language as well as educate others about the trials and tribulations experienced by the Inuit through her songs.

The album will incorporate traditional Inuit drumming and throat singing combined with rock and electronic music.

Fraser aims to start recording on Jan. 3, 2020 in Toronto. She hopes to have the album released by May 2020.

To donate visit www.kickstarter.com and search for Kelly Fraser.

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