Perhaps this is one of the most known 70s Greenlandic band outside of Greenland. However their first album still protects its mystery and in my opinion their first album is their best.
Somewhere it says "Sume's LP was an overwhelming success. In a very short time it was sold nearly 10,000 times to Greenland's 50,000 inhabitants. However, while Sume was the face of the old Greenlandic Renaissance, the people's rediscovery of their own culture and the grafting of that culture on to the wild beast of Rock'n'Roll, Nuuk Posse represents the new Greenland. Modern (and hyper-modern) as Nuuk Posse sound, they carry the traditional Inuit culture to a new generation -- for example old Greenlandic drum dance recordings have been sampled on their latest CD. Along with Nuuk Posse, other artists like Ole Kristiansen, Iisaavaraq Petrussen and the rock band Inneeruulat are experimenting to combine tradition with modern music. But from limited knowledge, it would seem that Nuuk Posse is leading the pack at present.
Artists such as Issarnerit and Sume sang about Inuit identity and made themselves present at many political gatherings. In 1973 Sume was actually the first Greenlandic band to release an album with Greenlandic songs in Greenland. The title of the album was ‘Sumut’ which translates to “where to” as a reference to what the future of Greenlandic people and language should be. According to an interview done by Karen Mohr Sokkelund with Karsten Sommer, the first person to produce and record Greenlandic music, “One of the goals of the project was to preserve the musical interest and musical life of a small country with a small number of people who speak their language.
Sumut’ was in fact a trend-setting album that inspired generations of young people to produce music in their own language in conjunction with a movement towards establishing a government-Home Rule-which is independent and functions primarily in Greenlandic. Now, young people see beyond their local borders and aspire to create music that can also exceed them."..read more here
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