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Profile: Pamyua

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 country and globe. Pamyua has just released their first new album since 2005. Side A/Side B is a double disc that has enough room to express Pamyua’s traditional and contemporary Inuit sides.

Listen to hear Pamyua’s Steve, Phillip, Ossie and Karina share stories and songs from their latest release: