Review: Throat Singing In Kangirsuk

Review: Throat Singing In Kangirsuk

Eva Kaukai and Manon Chamberland practice the Inuk art of throat singing in their small village of Kangirsuk. Their mesmerizing voices carry through the four seasons of their Arctic land. The art of throat singing is musically pleasing and creatively diverse, with various forms belonging to cultures the world over. Eva and Manon were taught the tradition from their grandparents and it is something that every girl in their village has learned. There’s a healthy dose of youthful whimsy in this short feature.

The girls create a rhythmic, vocal sound that seemingly canters and cascades over the gorgeous, frozen landscapes. The aerial shots whip across the icy northern reaches of Quebec and from a bird’s eye view we spot children playing in the village, hunters with a caribou and rolling, rocky terrain. As a celebration of life in this remote community, Throat Singing in Kangirsuk is a momentary snapshot.

A fleeting glance that offers something mesmerising and audibly unfamiliar in the best sense. The tone will not be for everyone, and the drone shots are something that many will be nonplussed by, in an age where everybody and their grandma has one, but I found this short to be an exuberant work of filmmaking.




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