September 28, 2022 Key City Theatre

With a style perpetually galvanized by darkness and haunting northern beauty, sisters, Tiffany Kuliktana Ayalik and Kayley Inuksuk Mackay, come together to create Inuit style throat singing duo, PIQSIQ.

Performing ancient traditional songs and eerie new compositions, they leave their listeners enthralled with the infinity of possible answers to the question “what is the meaning of life.”

Kayley and Tiffany loved to practice throat singing during long trips out on the land, but keeping connected to their Inuit culture was challenging in Yellowknife where they did not always have access to the cultural teachings they craved. The sisters have often reminisced about the feelings they would get when receiving cassette tape parcels by mail sent from cousins living in Nunavut. Each tape a carefully recorded lesson containing precious, ancient throat songs delivered by brown, paper package. After years of forging hard won skill, they developed their own form blended with their love of haunting melodies and otherworldly sounds.

PIQSIQ continues to perform both nationally and internationally. Kayley and Tiffany are excited for the magic to continue as they seek out new collaborations and further develop their entrancing style.


Tickets: Regular $29. Big Ticekt $23. Big Ticket Plus $19. 


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