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Leeor Wild
Leeor Wild
elisapie - time after time
Leeor Wild
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 will release 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
  • Felix Award Indigenous Artist of the Year 2020
  • Felix Award Show of the Year - Other Languanges 2020
    -Olivier Schroer Pushing the Boundaries Award at the 2020 Canadian Folk Music Awards
  • Felix Award Best Album Production 2019
  • Felix Award Album of the Year - Other Languanges 2019
  • GAMIQ Award Folk Album of the Year 2019
  • Nominated on the 2019 Polaris Music Prize Short List
  • Nominated for Indigenous Music Album of the Year at the 2019 Junos
  • Felix Award Album of the Year - Anglophone 2013
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Press Quotes



Uummati Attanarsimat sees the Inuk artist translate Debbie Harry and co.'s 1979 smash "Heart of Glass" and treat it to a much warmer, folk-oriented arrangement


the artist sings the song beautifully in the language of Inuktitut


Subdued, gentle and poignant, Uummati Attanarsimat replaces the iconic new wave sensibilities with a powerful expression of personal identity

Loud Women

De toute beauté

La Presse

Magnifique version

Eugénie Lépine-Blondeau, ICI Radio-Canada Première