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New Pamyua Music Video Released

By | October 22, 2012 - 3:49 pm

Bubble Gum is from Pamyua’s album SideA/SideB. This drumsong commemorates a student in Ossie’s dance class chewing gum when he wasn’t supposed to.

Pamyua’s double album SideA/SideB is a collection of Inuit drumsongs primarily sung in the Yup’ik and Cup’ik language from Southwestern Alaska. Drumsongs are powerful expressions of Inuit creativity and connection to our Arctic environment. SideA/SideB offers a new approach to appreciate Inuit music. SideA (disc 1) honors Inuit tradition by featuring only vocals and Inuit drumming; SideB (disc 2) has the same songs with different world music arrangements.

This music video was shot in Unalakleet, Alaska during the filming of the Discovery Channels show Flying Wild Alaska season three by Anchorage-based film collective Electric Igloo Creative.
Special thanks go out to the many Kickstarter supporters who funded this project. Quyana!

Bubble Gum Lyrics (Yup’ik / English)

Chorus
Tamualua yagiralua / Chewing as I dance X2
Pagaaggun-qaa un’gagun-llu /y Up there and down there
Akulikun-llu alairtuq-gguq / In the middle he appears
Tamaksuarluni / Chewing

Verse 1
Pagkumiu ilagaraakut / Person from up north joined us
Yagirainanrani ellagnuqiigna / While he is dancing he pecomes aware
Pagaaggun-qaa un’gagun-llu / Up there and down there
Akuliikun-llu alairtuq-gguq / In the middle he appears
Tamaksuarluni / Chewing

Verse 2
Talluryugnerma yagirayaaqua / Even if I am embarrassed I try to dance
Tamualua yagiralua / Chewing as I dance
Pagaaggun-qaa un’gagun-llu / Up there and down there
Akuliikun-llu alairtuq-gguq / In the middle he appears
Tamaksuarluni / Chewing

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