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 and reside in Edmonton, Alberta.
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.
Malaya is completing her psychology degree at the University of Alberta. and Jenna is currently an associate lawyer.
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.