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Iqaluit band brings a glimpse of life in the Arctic

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The Capitol Theatre is proud to present Iqaluit band the Jerry Cans on Thursday, November 23 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the Capitol Theatre Box Office at $31 for members and $34 for the general public. This performance is presented as part of the 2017-2018 Capitol Theatre season presented by Louisbourg Investments.

The fast-rising northern stars, The Jerry Cans, create music inspired by their hometown of Iqaluit, Nunavut. With their unique mix of Inuktitut alt-country, throat singing, and reggae, the Jerry Cans are a distinctly northern, one-of-a-kind group.

The band performs many of their songs in Inuktitut and are passionate about preserving the language even as the north and their home community of Iqaluit evolve. They are committed to representing northerners and to challenging common misperceptions they have encountered about life in the Arctic; their music evokes the contemporary north and the spirited people that reside there. It is not only the political motives, but their rapidly developing reputation for getting elders and young people dancing, that has forced people to start noticing this high-energy group. Last summer, The Jerry Cans shared their cover of The Tragically Hip’s Ahead by a Century, performed entirely in Inuttitut (an Inuktitut dialect) in the hope of reminding Canadians that Canada 150 was a complicated and painful topic for many. They saw their version of this Canadian classic as the North responding to some of what Gord Downie said in his final concert.

This truly unique band will take you on a stroll through the streets of Iqaluit to share a glimpse of life in Arctic. They are: Andrew Morrison (Vocals/Guitar), Nancy Mike (Accordion/Throat Singing), Gina Burgess (Violin), Brendan Doherty (Bass) and Steve Rigby (Drums).

Tickets for The Jerry Cans are on sale at the Capitol Theatre Box Office (811 Main Street, Moncton). They can also be purchased by calling 506-856-4379 or 1-800-567-1922 or online, at www.capitol.nb.ca.