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Ayalik: This is my little eight-year-old cousin, her name is Angnahiak, and she's from Kugluktuk, up in Nunavut, and she's a singer and performer and she actually came to Europe with us when we went on tour and she performed with us in Copenhagen. I’m her cousin but I'm also her godmother. So I feel the little cultural knowledge that I have that I'm still learning about, I do feel is important to pass on to my cousin and my goddaughter Angnahiak as well as my nephews and basically any child who will spend any more than five minutes with me [laughs].

So we have a special bond and she's never ever shy for anything in her life except for throat singing, she gets a bit shy, so it was great for her to agree to be brave and throat sing in front of people but also to throat sing on the album for a bit ... so when Grey was recording us, we were giggling and Hannah [Angnahiak's English name] was super silly and we were trying things out and then Hannah busted out her own version of something and she just started riffing and going for it. And I was smiling and there was a tear coming out of my eye, too, and it was so beautiful to see her get really brave and close her eyes and just focus and sing.

Grey and I, we cleaned up the track a bit and then Grey put this beautiful effect on our voices and it just made it seem like the room dissolved, that we're out on the ice somewhere and echoing across the water … Grey has made what it feels like on the inside to throat sing with someone you love so that other people can hear it.

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from Shelter as we go​.​.​., released July 7, 2017

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Quantum Tangle Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Fusing of old-world sounds and new-world flair, the Juno Award-winning group Quantum Tangle is embracing their blended background. Combining their talents of throat singing, haunting melodies and traditional legends, Grey Gritt and Tiffany Ayalik are excited to present pieces that look back through history to challenge, educate and encourage the next generation to be socially aware. ... more

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