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Silla and Rise are a musical group consisting of members from Inuit throat singing group Silla performing alongside global-grooves producer/percussionist Rise Ashen.
Performing with Rise since 2016, Silla’s members Charlotte Qamaniq, Cynthia Pitsiulak, and Charlotte Carleton, all hailing from Nunavut, have worked to put traditional throat singing into a modern context, and keep it thriving in spite of the historical and modern threats posed by colonialism.
Rise’s musical vision was forged at the crossroads of underground dance music and world music – he brings together a broad spectrum of musical ideas from different cultures – the common thread being a driving beat to match the rhythmic nature of katajjaq.
The band's driving percussive force is something that can be felt instinctively in the gut; a gravity that draws the entire body into action and doesn’t let go until the final note. Silla and Rise is a blending of the divergent, one part a technology driven exploration of sound and another rooted deeply in tradition. The resulting genre requires an active listener. It is music to be felt and experienced not merely heard.