Silla + Rise Debut nominated for a JUNO
March 12th, 2017
We are thrilled to announce that Silla and Rise have been nominated for a JUNO Award in the Indigenous Music Album Of The Year! Released in the Fall of 2016 on Balanced, Silla and Rise's debut album is a sonic experiment blending Inuit throat-singing and futuristic dancefloor beats. "Sila" in their Inuktitut dialect meaning weather. Sila is what surrounds us; it is what connects us to our land, to the moon, sun and stars, the ocean and the air we breathe. In respecting and honouring the need to preserve Inuit culture and paying homage to our land and the strong connection to its spirituality, they experience and perform the sounds of traditional and contemporary throat songs. Rise is Ottawa’s Rise Ashen, a Juno Award nominated global-grooves producer, DJ and dancer who has spent his life pursuing the intersection of traditional and futuristic music.
Silla + Rise will be playing JUNOfest Saturday April 1 at the Mercury Lounge along with Trevor Walker and other JUNO nominees.