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Pamyua

Date: Aug 03, 2024
Time: 7:00 PM
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ALASKA’S FAMOUS INUIT BAND, PAMYUA BRINGS TRIBAL FUNK AND INUIT SOUL
Pamyua’s concerts showcase the Indigenous Inuit cultural traditions and stories of their biracial ancestors through music and ceremony passed down through the generations. Their unique style and sound derives from combining traditional Yup’ik melodies with contemporary vocalization and instrumentation, paired with traditional dances and the artful inclusion of symbolic, Native masks. Founded by brothers Phillip and Qacung Blanchett, the group includes fellow member "Ossie" Kairaiuak (a distant cousin) and frequent guest members. Pamyua expresses the ceremonies and culture of the Yup’ik through a modern lens, incorporating popular music and dance into their performances, yet staying
true to their Inuit heritage. For more info, please visit www.pamyuamedia.com.

Described as “one of the 10 greatest Alaskan artists of the millennium” by Alaska Magazine, Pamyua is also known for bringing the indigenous sounds of Alaska to television, as heard in their musical contributions to such esteemed shows as ABC’s
“Alaska Daily” with Hilary Swank, Nat Geo’s Emmy-winning “Life Below Zero: First Alaskans,” Discovery Channel’s “Flying Wild Alaska,” and PBS’ “Molly of Denali.” Recently, the group was also commissioned by the Library of Congress to provide a music
video and oral history for the Library’s American Folklife Center, where it is now online and available free to the public in their permanent archive.

"We are deeply committed to honoring cultural identity. It is a privilege for us to contribute to the community, sharing the richness and uniqueness of Indigenous culture and experiences. As artists, we celebrate the joyous spirit of our Inuit heritage, showcasing the music, dance, and ancestral traditions that define us," says Phillip Blanchett, co-founder of Pamyua. “Participating in this program offers us a wonderful opportunity to share the
captivating stories of our Yup'ik heritage with diverse audiences. We work to foster meaningful understanding and respect for diversity, inspire unity, and strengthen the bonds that connect us all.”

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Pamyua
Aug 03, 2024 | 7:00 PM
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