The Arviat-raised singer and songwriter Susan Aglukark may have now spent most of her life living outside Nunavut, but she says the homesickness has never left her.
And that feeling inspired the name of her newest album, Dreaming of Home, a collection of Christmas and family songs that make up the three-time Juno award-winner’s seventh album.
Dreaming of Home is a series of songs which aren’t all Christmas-themed, but they’re all linked to home, family and the holidays — three things Aglukark said she cherishes.
“I’m always homesick for home,” she said in an interview from her Toronto-area residence. “But Christmastime is when it’s that much more poignant.”
There are the Christmas standard carols: “Silent Night,” “Do you hear what I hear?” and “Oh come Emmanuel,” sung in both English and Inuktitut.