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'Old Nasuk and the Flying Song'

'Old Nasuk and the Flying Song'

Update: 2021-08-01
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What happens when an old man discovers a love for singing after a magical flying boat takes him on a journey of self-discovery? See what musical surprises await in the latest YourClassical Storytime episode, Old Nasuk and the Flying Song, an Inuit folk tale that features traditional Inuit throat singing and enchanting music by Claude Debussy, with John Nasukaluk Clare as the guest storyteller and original art by Xee Reiter!(See more of her illustrations in the gallery.)




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Our telling of Old Nasuk and the Flying Song includes excerpts from the following work:


Claude Debussy:


Images for Orchestra: No. 1 Gigues
Jun Markl, conductor
Lyon National Orchestra


Nocturnes (Nuages, Fêtes, Sirenes)
Ernest Ansermet, conductor
Suisse Romande Orchestra


Courtesy of Naxos of America Inc.


Jean Oqhena / Frank Kuptana


‘Three connected songs’


‘The song floats up within me’


Courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways


Donald James Ross


Throat Singing


Credits


Storyteller: John Nasukaluk Clare


Adaptation: Valerie Kahler


Illustrations: Xee Reiter


Producer: Valerie Kahler


Digital producer: Jeffrey Yelverton


Senior digital producer: Randy Salas


Program director: Julie Amacher



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    Old Nasuk did not like singing.

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    When he heard music, he would leave as fast as he could.

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    While hunting, he noticed some singing coming from the river.

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    The ship began to fly!

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    They tied his canoe to the boat.

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    Nasuk and the singers followed the river.

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    Nasuk forgot the flying song.

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    Nasuk returns to his village.

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