This Week on Earthsongs: The Jerry Cans

Apr 17, 2017

The Jerry Cans

  Andrew Morrison and Nancy Mike of The Jerry Cans represent Nunavut culture with their album Inuusiq/Life. Nancy is Inuk from Pangnirtung in Nunavut. Andrew learned to speak Inuktitut as required by Nancy’s father when Andrew asked for her hand in marriage. His bilingual vocals are joined by Nancy’s throat singing along with instruments of Scottish and Scandinavian heritage like the accordion and fiddle. These influences give The Jerry Cans’ sound a unique blend of Inuktitut alt-country, throat singing, and reggae. Preserving the Inuktitut language and culture of the north, their music inspires dancing in people of all ages and backgrounds. The Jerry Cans formed the first Arctic Canadian record company, Aakuluk Music, to give young Inuit people a voice to sing in their native language. The band performs at events around the world, celebrating their northern roots.

Inuusiq (2016)
Aakuluk (2014)
Nunavuttitut (2013)


Artist (Song) Album

  1. Taboo (Stand Up/Stand N Rock)
  2. Buffy Sainte-Marie & Tanya Tagaq (You Got To Run “Spirit Of The Wind”)
  3. Indian City (Here and Now) Here and Now
  4. A Tribe Called Red (Sila Ft. Tanya Tagaq) We Are The Halluci Nation
  5. The Jerry Cans (Paniarjuk) Inuusiq
  6. The Jerry Cans (Ukiuq) Inuusiq
  7. The Jerry Cans (Nirliit) Inuusiq
  8. Simon Lynge (Hallelujah) The Map of Your Life
  9. Niiko Soul (Detonate) Neon Warrior
  10. Carsen Gray & DJ Shub (Wanna See You) Carsen Gray LP