Air Date: Week of February 10, 2012
Inuit throat singers. (Photo: Mark Seth Lender ©)
Inuit throat singers Karen Panigonia and Maria Illungiayok face off as they sing “The Love Song.”
GELLERMAN: We leave you this week with an unusual love song.
GELLERMAN: Inuit throat singing is primarily a woman’s art form. This tune: “The Love Song” is actually a competition. She who laughs first, loses.
[SINGING: Karen Panigoniak and Maria Illungiayok recorded by Mark Seth Lender in Arviat, Hudson Bay Canada.]
GELLERMAN: Karen Panigoniak and Maria Illungiayok sing “The Love Song.” Mark Seth Lender recorded the competitors in Arviat, on the northwest corner of Hudson Bay, Canada. And for the record, Maria laughed first.
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