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Rita Claire

Photo: Rita Claire Mike-Murphy
Credit: Courtesy Rita Claire Mike-Murphy
Rita Claire


music, performance, theater, throat singing

Artistic Community:

Iqaluit, NU



Rita Claire Mike-Murphy (Riit) is an emerging, award-winning singer, performer, musician and television host from Panniqtuuq (Pangnirtung), NU. She has performed alongside many well-known musicians, such as Elisapie, Twin Flames and The Jerry Cans. Mike-Murphy is also the host of “Anaana’s Tent,” a children’s program that made its debut in 2018 on Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN). As Riit, she combines katajjaq (throat singing) with electropop influences.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Meet the Inuk TV Host and Musician Who’s Bringing Change to Her Community November 19, 2019 Ishani Nath
Listening Party November 2019 Jacob Boon
Nunavut singer Riit releases her 1st music video August 17, 2019 Angela Hill


View All Achievements and Details
Achievement Year Organization
Emerging Talent Award 2019 Youth Media Alliance
Nominated for Best Radio Single for Imiqtaq 2018 Indigenous Music Awards
Nominated for Indigenous Artist of the Year 2018 Western Canadian Music Awards


View All Performances and Details
Title Year Role
Performed Qaumajuapik live for Q on CBC Radio One May 2019
Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris, France March 13, 2019 Performer
Performance for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in London, England March 11, 2019 Performer


View Discography and Details
Title Year Role
Qaumajuapik 2019
Riit 2017