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The Tale of the Uummannaq

Photo by the American-Scandinavian Foundation

THU – 3-1-2012 – 6:30 PM

The Tale of Uummannaq and Ajajajaja – Galya Morrell’s short documentary and photo-exhibit convey the story of Uummannaq, an isolated village in Northern Greenland at risk of disappearing. A unique project was started there three years ago as a collaboration between local hunters and international artists in order to bridge the island’s geographical isolation and give this village a second chance.

Co-founders of Uummannaq Music, Joel Spiegelman, Galya Morrell, and Ole Jorgen Hammeken, get together to talk about the revival of Ajajajaja, a combination of music, storytelling, and unique Greenlandic historical values

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