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Leeor Wild
Leeor Wild
elisapie - rainbow dress
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elisapie - wild horses
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elisapie - the unforgiven
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elisapie - time after time
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Elisapie - heart of glass
Leeor Wild

Elisapie's unconditional attachment to her territory and her language, Inuktitut, remains at the core of her creative journey. Born and raised in Salluit, a small village in Nunavik which is only accessible by plane, Elisapie is an emblematic Canadian Inuk singer-songwriter. Since winning her first Juno Award in 2005 with her band Taima, Elisapie’s body of work has been praised many times. Her 2018 album The Ballad of the Runaway Girl was shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize, earned her numerous Félix Awards, and received a nomination at the Junos. Since then, the Inuk artist performed with the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal at the invitation of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, at the SummerStage Festival in New York City’s Central Park and in the NPR office for her own Tiny Desk Session, as well as in several venues and festivals locally and internationally. Always surrounded by the best musicians from the Montreal indie and folk scenes, Elisapie makes her culture resonate with finesse by mixing modernity and tradition.

On September 15th 2023, Elisapie released Inuktitut, her fourth solo record. On this album, the Inuk artist covers ten classic rock and pop songs ranging from the 1960’s to the 90’s translated into Inuktitut, her mother tongue. The result is an emotional, autobiographical soundtrack where each song is associated to a loved one or an intimate story.

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Awards & Recognition
  • Winner in the Contemporary Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year category, JUNO (2024)
  • Nominated in the Album Cover of the Year category for Inuktitut, JUNO (2024)
  • Winner in the Artist of the Year category, GAMIQ (2023)
  • Felix Award Indigenous Artist of the Year , ADISQ (2020)
  • Felix Award Show of the Year - Other Languanges, ADISQ (2020)
  • Winner of the Olivier Schroer Pushing the Boundaries Award, Canadian Folk Music Awards (2020)
  • Felix Award Best Album Production, ADISQ (2019)
  • Felix Award Album of the Year - Other Languanges, ADISQ (2019)
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Press Quotes

Elisapie is the Inuk singer with intentional Indigenous style.


the artist sings [...] beautifully in the language of Inuktitut


Elisapie has a voice that has such soulful warmth and it works wonders on these atmospheric songs.

Brendan Kelly, The Gazette

Elisapie is—and has always been—an artist with deep intention and purpose and a love for her mother tongue.

ELLE Canada

Inuktitut's’ stunning covers are only recognizable by the muscle-memory melodies intrinsic to the worldwide hits.

CBC Music

L’interprétation d’Elisapie est émouvante de douceur et de sobriété [...]

Josée Lapointe, La Presse