Nuka Alice Lund
Qooqqut Festival aktør
Nuka Alice Lund is one of the pioneers in the revitalization of the Inuit drum dancing and singing in Greenland. Not only is she a keeper of songs that she passes along when she teaches, she also creates her own drum songs.
She learned drum dancing from Pauline Lumholt in 2009 and that same year she also created the first of her own drum songs.
Nuka Alice has grown her repertoire and is now ready to perform a full set with her own songs and songs she has co-written with others that she interweaves with storytelling. Nuka Alice today is working on drum dancing full time and dedicates this part of her life to performing, creating and teaching drum dance songs in order to keep the tradition of the Greenlandic Inuit drum dancing and singing alive. A tradition which has been inscribed on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2021.
Nuka Alice has performed inuit drum dance in different constellations. In 2017 she and the respected east greenlandic drum dancer Anda Kuitsi opened the autumn gathering for the greenlandic parliament as the first drum dancers to do so. Nuka Alice has also opened the annual Arctic Sounds music festival since it started in 2014.
Nuka Alice teaches inuit drum dance at Knud Rasmussenip højskolea, The music school Serravik and also as a guest teacher at the national theatre school.