Pamyua is fighting to keep traditional drum songs alive and relevant to the modern Inuit experience. The Anchorage-based group plays a mix of traditional drum songs, American soul and modern jazz– a genre they call tribal funk, or Inuit World music. Since 1995, the foursome from the Yukon/Kuskokwim Delta and Greenland have toured around the [...]
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In Friday’s news: Investigation begins on St. Lawrence Island after separate reports found animals with oil on them; Alaska Native fishermen charged with illegal fishing seeking to consolidate trials; Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation assumes authority from EPA to regulate wastewater discharges; Kuskokwim 300 Race Committee announces purse increase; Tribal funk band Pamyua continuing Inuit [...]
In Thursday’s news: Shell Oil wrapped up drilling season in Arctic; Governor Parnell appoints three Western Alaskans to statewide councils; Documentary filmmaker, Marsh Chamberlain, touches issues of suicide in rural Alaska; Pamyua is playing a free concert in Nome, Saturday; Haze over Anchorage was from a volcanic eruption 100 years ago.
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