Microkhan by Brendan I. Koerner

Entries Tagged as 'Inuit'

Trial by Laughter

November 25th, 2013 · Comments Off on Trial by Laughter

From one of the best-titled anthropological papers of the past several decades, a brief account of one way in which Inuit shamanic gatherings could try the resolve of the easily amused: On the north shore of Hudson Strait, at Akuliaq, when the masked dancers, there called Ekko, appear “the people are not allowed to laugh […]


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The Mystery of Throatboxing

September 10th, 2012 · Comments Off on The Mystery of Throatboxing

Throat singing is considered something of a female pursuit in Inuit culture, but Nelson Tagoona has no qualms about incorporating the artform’s esophagus-expanding techniques into his beatboxing. Check out the above clip, then move onto this related performance, which took place this summer in front of one of Microkhan’s favorite architectural curiosities.


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