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Elisapie

Photo: Elisapie
Credit: Marco Campanozzi for LA PRESSE
Elisapie

Medium:

film, music, performance

Artistic Community:

Montreal, QC

Date of Birth:

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1977

Work

Website

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Biography

Elisapie is an impressive musician, filmmaker and writer from Salluit, Nunavik, QC. Now based out of Montreal, QC she has been performing as a musician since 1998. She began her musical career as a member of Taima alongside guitarist and composer Alain Auger in 2001 then embarked on her solo career. Her most recent album, The Ballad of the Runaway Girl (2019), explores her life story beginning with her adoption into her family in Salluit, and then follows narrative threads on her own roles as an Inuk woman, mother and lover. Apart from being a successful musician she has also wrote and directed an award winning National Film Board documentary called Sila Piqujipat (If the Weather Permits). Elisapie has won many awards as a musician, filmmaker and activist and was a shortlisted artist for the 2019 Polaris Prize.View Long Biography and Citations

Publications

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Title Year Author
Carte Blanche: Elisapie March 2020
Elisapie: Tiny Desk Concert February 20, 2020 Bob Boilen
LA CHANTEUSE ELISAPIE ISAAC EST À NOUVEAU MAMAN May 9, 2018 Karine Paradis

Achievements

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Achievement Year Organization
Nominated for 2019 Juno Award in the category of Indigenous Music Album of the Year for her album The Ballad of the Runaway Girl 2019 Juno Awards
Shortlist Artist - Polaris Prize 2019 Polaris Music Prize
Nomination for Best Original Song 2014 Canadian Screen Award

Performances

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Title Year Role
NAC Presents Elisapie at the Fourth Stage November 29 Singer/Performer
At Monument Nationale as part of POP Montreal September 27 Artist/Performer
Musique du Bout du Monde at Cap-Bon-Ami in Forillon National Park August 11, 2019 Performer/Artist

Discography

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Title Year Role
The Ballad of the Runaway Girl September 14, 2018 Singer
Wolves Don't Live by the Rules (feat Joe Grass) - Single April 11,2018 Singer
Forefathers - Single June 21, 2017 Singer

Filmography

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Title Release Date Role
The Filmmakers 2017 Herself
Stealing Alice 2016 Actress
The Legend of Sarila 16 May 2013 Sedna (voice)