Riit, originally from Pangnirtung, Nunavut, is a songwriter, throat singer and accordion player whose sound expands into the realms of indie/electro/synth pop. Riit’s music makes a unique and compelling contribution to the growing amount of radio-friendly music being made – but also now being heard – in Indigenous languages.
Since the release of her debut EP last summer, Riit has been nominated for Best Radio Single (Indigenous Music Awards) and a WCMA. To add to young artist’s list of achievements, Riit is also the host of a brand new kids show, Anaana’s Tent, which offers Inuktitut-language, Sesame Street-style educational programming. Season One of Anaana’s Tent is currently airing on APTN. “I’m excited to start working with such great people at Six Shooter,” says Riit. “I’m grateful to have met people who believe in and support Inuktitut music.”