PIQSIQ | November 4th

Okanagan College joins forces with Route97 Culture to present fastrising throat singing duoPIQSIQ in Penticton 

(PIQSIQ is pronounced “Pilk-Silk”)

Okanagan College Campus

Room 113 at the Centre of Excellence

583 Duncan Ave W, Penticton B.C.

Date: November 4th, 2022

Doors: 6:30pm | Show Time: 7:00pm

Live music will return to Okanagan College’s Penticton campus this November 4, 2022, for students and music fans alike. In collaboration with the Route97 Culture Road Trip series, Okanagan College will co-present the debut of PIQSIQ in the region, who will perform a special concert inside the LEED Platinum-certified building known as the Centre of Excellence in Room 113.

With a style perpetually galvanized by darkness and haunting Northern beauty, sisters Tiffany Ayalik and Inuksuk MacKay come together to create the Inuit-style throat-singing duo PIQSIQ. Rooted in Nunavut’s Kitikmeot and Kivalliq regions, where the sisters grew up in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, inspired by endless sunlight which shines for two short summer months and deep, wintery darkness which consumes the rest of the year, the duo leave their listeners enthralled with the infinity of possible answers to the question “what is the meaning of life?” 

As PIQSIQ, the sisters perform improvisational looping live and incorporate the winter darkness and ethereal feel creating a dynamic audience experience that changes with every show. PIQSIQ has recorded four studio albums to date, and their album Taaqtuq Ubluriaq: Dark Star charted for several months nationally in the top 30 featured in both the electronic and national categories. 

PIQSIQ, fresh off performing at numerous Canadian festivals this summer, will now bring their powerful live concert experience to Okanagan audiences. After years of forging hard-won skill, PIQSIQ has developed their own musical form, blending haunting melodies with otherworldly sounds. Approaching adulthood, the sisters realized throat singing was not only a musical expression but a radical political act of cultural revitalization. Expect to be awed by the power and beauty of PIQSIQ as they blend magic with sound. PIQSIQ.COM

Show Time: 7:00pm | General Admission | All Ages | Student Pricing Available