Guest Artists

With a style perpetually galvanized by darkness and haunting northern beauty, sisters, Inuksuk Mackay and Tiffany Ayalik, come together to create Inuit style throat singing duo, PIQSIQ. Performing ancient traditional songs and eerie new compositions, they leave their listeners enthralled with their multi-layered, spontaneously composed songs that blend tradition and technology.

With roots in Nunavut, the two grew up in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. After years of forging hard won skill, they developed their own form blended with haunting melodies and otherworldly sounds. Approaching adulthood, they realized throat singing was not only a musical expression, but a radical, political act of cultural revitalization.

As PIQSIQ, they have recorded four studio albums and numerous singles and perform improvisational looping live, creating a dynamic audience experience that changes with every show.  The sisters are thrilled to share their renditions of Christmas classics reimagined through an Inuit experience.