The

SILA SINGERS

ABOUT US

 

Sila Singers are a throat singing (katajjaq) duo consisting of two Inuit women, Jenna Broomfield and Malaya Bishop, originally from Nunatsiavut and Nunavut, Canada, respectively. The pair met in Edmonton, Alberta.

Due to the covid pandemic the Sila Singers are not taking any performance requests.

Their story: In 2012 Malaya and her Mother were facilitating a workshop at Jenna's workplace on Inuit culture. Jenna was made aware by her collegues of the event and she excitedly went to attend. As soon as Jenna walked into the room, she was introduced to Malaya and they were encouraged to sing together immediately.

 

Since then the two ladies have sung traditional songs and newly composed ones that they have created. They have been noted as a dynamic duo and the audience can feel the incredible energy they have together.

Both women completed there undergraduate degrees at the University of Alberta. Jenna obtained her Juris Doctor at the University of Alberta and is currently an associate lawyer.  Malaya is completing her Master of Arts in Northern Studies at Carleton University.

Sila Singers are honoured to have been invited to sing at various events across Canada and the world. Some recent celebrated performances have been for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) in 2014 and the Indianer Inuit: Das Nordamerika Film Festival in Stuttgart, Germany in 2016, iNuit Blanche, Inuit Studies Conference and Katingavik Arts Festival, in St. John's, Newfoundland, and SummerWorks Festival, Toronto, collaboration title 'Katimajuit', 2018.

 

 
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