Sinuupa

1 Award1 Nomination

RockInuit

Born and raised in and around Kuujjuaq, Nunavik (Northern Quebec), singer songwriter Edward (Etua) Snowball, a.k.a. Sinuupa, has performed throughout Canada and abroad. His latest and third album Culture Shock, written in both English and Inuktitut, his mother tongue, which explores the Inuit’s view of southern culture and vice versa, as well as the impact that their coming together has had on the way of life up North, was voted Best Rock CD by the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards. Making his entrance on the american market, he was also recently nominated as Debut Artist of the Year by the Native American and Music Awards. Having spent most of his youngster days out on the land of his Inuit ancestors, his music remains grounded to who he is as an Inuk, true to his roots. His first album Nunaga, entirely written in Inuktitut, is influenced by the rhythm of his traditional ways of life, reminiscing of a life about to change. As Etua matures into a modern world, a second album takes shape. With Arctic Darkness, Sinuupa leaves the folksy tunes behind and speaks up with a blunt and playful funk rock genre. Written mostly in English, he broadens his message to reveal the shadows of the world in which his people now live in. In an effort to keep his culture alive, Etua also teaches Inuktitut to the young generation of Inuit with a MgGill University’s honours degree and Prime Minister’s Award for teaching excellence under his belt.

Awards

Albums

Culture Shock

Culture Shock Sinuupa

Songs

Culture Shock

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"Culture Shock" from Culture Shock

Culture Shock

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"Killer" from Culture Shock

Culture Shock

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"Autumn Relations" from Culture Shock