The Jerry Cans to perform at Nannup Music Festival

Canadian performers The Jerry Cans will perform at next month's Nannup Music Festival. Photo: Michael Wojewoda.
Canadian performers The Jerry Cans will perform at next month's Nannup Music Festival. Photo: Michael Wojewoda.

Canadian performers The Jerry Cans will perform at the Nannup Music Festival in March.

The group’s music is inspired by their hometown of Iqaluit, Nunavut in Canada's frozen far north.

It is a fusion of Inuktitut alt-country, throat singing, and reggae with a combination of musical influences from their roots in the Arctic where the first European explorers from Scotland and Scandinavia brought traditional instruments like accordions, fiddles and bodhrans into the region.

In November 2016, The Jerry Cans released their third album ‘Inuusiq – Life’, in Canada and it has since been released in Australia. The album chronicles the challenges and beauty of life in the Far North of Canada.

The band, which has performed at festivals all across the world, perform many of their songs in Inuktitut and are passionate about preserving the language.

They will take the audience on a stroll through the streets of Iqaluit to share a glimpse of life in Arctic.

Their political messages and reputation for getting elders and young people dancing prompted many people to start noticing the high-energy group.

They will perform each day of the festival from March 4-6.