Alacie Tullaugaq

Alacie Tullaugaq, ᐊᓚᓯ ᑐᓪᓚᐅᕋᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ, (born April 20, 1935) is an Inuit throat singer, elder, and artist from Puvirnituq, Quebec.[1]

Tullaugaq is recognized as being one of the foremost practitioners of the Katajjak form of throat singing, performing internationally at many venues,[2] such as the Mariposa Folk Festival. She is cited by Gregory as being one of the most respected and accomplished Katajjak singers today.[3]

In 2011, Tullaugaq recorded an album entitled Katutjatut, along with Lucy Amarualik.[4] The album is on the Inukshuk Records label and features Tullaugaq and Amarualik, who is also from the Puvirnituq community, performing together. It received awards and is recognized as being an excellent example of traditional throat singing and frequently appears on recommendation lists for traditional throat singing.[5][6][7]

Tullaugag is an elder in her community.[8]


  1. Wright-McLeod, Brian. The Encyclopedia of Native Music: More Than a Century of Recordings from Wax Cylinder to the Internet. University of Arizona Press. ISBN 978-0-8165-2448-8.
  2. "Alacie Tullaugaq & Lucy Amarualik artist portrait -". Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  3. Gregory, David (2005). "Some Inuit Music on CD". Canadian Folk Music. 39 (3): 9. ISSN 1925-3265.
  4. "Alacie Tullaugaq / Lucy Amarualik - Katutjatut Throat Singing". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  5. Ryall, Anka; Schimanski, Johan; Wærp, Henning Howlid (2010-02-19). Arctic Discourses. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN 9781443820219.
  6. Keillor, Elaine (2008-03-18). Music in Canada: Capturing Landscape and Diversity. McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. ISBN 9780773533912.
  7. "Article - Inuit Throat Singing of the Artic Circle". Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  8. "The 17th Elders' Conference - News - Avataq". Retrieved 2018-03-08.
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