These artists appeared at Festival 2017
The Jerry Cans Canada
The fast rising northern stars, the Jerry Cans, create music inspired by their hometown of Iqaluit, Nunavut. With their unique mix of Inuktitut alt-country, throat singing, and reggae, the Jerry Cans are a truly a one of a kind group and distinctly northern.
The band perform many of their songs in Inuktitut and are passionate about preserving the language even as the north and their home community of Iqaluit evolve.
They are also committed to representing northerners and to challenging some of the misperceptions they have encountered about life in the Arctic; their music evokes the contemporary north and the spirited people that reside there. It is not only the political motives but also their rapidly developing reputation for getting elders and young people dancing that has forced people to start noticing this high-energy group. This truly unique band will take you on a stroll through the streets of Iqaluit to share a glimpse of life in Arctic.
Currently, the band just finished recording their third album with producer Michael Wojewoda (Barenaked Ladies, Spirit of the West, Ashley MacIsaac, Rheostatics, Buffy St. Marie’s Polaris Prize-winning album).
The band is also returning to Australia after a highly successful tour in March of 2016 with stops at WOMADelaide, National Folk Festival, and dates in Sydney and Darwin.