Ilannaat

2012 Artist Profiles
Ilannaat

Ilannaat

“Ilannaat”, an Inuktitut term describing good friends, is the new Throat-singing duet of Kerri Tattuinee and Kathleen Merritt. The two are indeed good friends, who grew up in the tiny Arctic community of Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. Since the age of seven, they have been inspired to learn the art of Inuit throat-singing; an ancient practice done as a pass time between two Inuit women.

Over the years, Kerri and Kathleen have undertaken their own paths to discover themselves and their passions, performing separately across Canada and internationally. The two will sing for the first time together on stage as Ilannaat; mixing together Inuit traditional sounds and modern melodies.