" Thank you Inuanima with Aviaja Lumholt and Igor Rado for a completely sublime experience in the Nordic House tonight. I thought I was going to a concert, but it was so much more than that! You two beautiful, talented people took us on an enchanting journey through the legend of Sassuma Arnaa (Mother of the sea). Voices, harmonies, dance, melody, masks, instruments, throat singing and drum dancing. I am touched completely into the soul. Thanks." (spectator at The Nordic House, Faroe Islands)
INUANIMA is a Copenhagen based duo making performance concerts.
The duo performs with three different shows.
The Roaring Sea / Siunissamut / Drum n Mask.
Their expression ranges between contemporary pop culture and Inuit music, theater and mythology. They mix the sound of drumsinging and throat singing with an electronic, pop/rock/avantgarde/cinematic sound.
From the rehearsal room
INUANIMA contains the meaning Human -Soul -Animal. INU is a short form of the Greenlandic word, Inuk (Human). INUA means "The spirit of everything", and the word ANIMA is the latin term for the word, Soul (a breathing creature).
The ROARING SEA SEA is INUANIMA's interpretation of the Inuit myth, Mother Of The Sea. A performance in which several characters are included, all played by the duo themselves.
Sassuma Arnaa and The Shaman from The Roaring Sea. Drumbattle. Foto : Gwenaël Akira
Listen here to the song Angry Goddess which is the main character Sassuma Arnaa's signature song.
The sea goddess - Sassuma Arnaa
The arctic shark - Eqalussuaq - is the shamans spirit animal. It is blind, but equipped with special abilities when it comes to orientation. Eqalussuaq is the one who guides Angakkoq - the inuit Shaman down to Mother of the Sea.
SIUNISSAMUT. A musical timetravel - A celebration of an imaginary future, where we as earthlings have gathered experience from our common ancient past - and morph the practice of honouring nature with the technological, ecological inventions of our time, so we have turned into a way of living, where the conservation of a healthy globe is possible...
INUANIMA / SIUNISSAMUT - THE FUTURE
The show DRUM n MASK is inspired of the Uaajeerneq tradition, Greenlandic Maskdance.
More info on the shows
BIO & CONTACT
INUANIMA was formed in 2019 by Aviaja Lumholt and Igor Rado. They met during a music project in Narsaq, South Greenland. INUANIMA played their debut concert in freetown Christiania, Copenhagen. Since then they have played all over Denmark as well as Greenland, Switserland, Germany, Finland, Faroe Islands and Iceland. The music and performance is inspired by Inuit drum- and mask dancing.
Aviaja Lumholt is a half greenlandic/half danish singer, pianist, composer, performer, drum singer and mask-dancer. She has a Master from the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen, and studied the mask dance at the greenlandic theatre, Tuukkaq. She has explored the inuit drumsinging culture and nature philosophy and done music- and maskdancing workshops in several countries i.a. Greenland, Denmark and Alaska. She has sung on albums, film- and theater soundtracks, tv-shows and in the radio, and performed with artists from all over the world. In 1996 she recieved the Roland price. Her own compositions are inspired of both her western and indeginous background.
Igor Rado is born and raised in Denmark, with parents from ex-Yugoslavia. He has a Master in Film Composition from the Danish National Academy Of Music. He is a producer, multi instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, performer and video-maker. He has worked as a film actor in Danish TV series i.a. The Killing 2, and a leading role in the feature film Everything Will Be Fine. In 2016 he created a solo performance - Algorithms On Temper. An hour of performance, music and video as a study in finding the artist in oneself.