Photo credit: Bolt Lamar
Location: Inari, Finland
Coordinates: 68.9062° N, 27.0278° E
Track: Kuitse, 2020
Aqqalu Berthelsen, also known as Uyarakq, was born in Nuuk, Greenland, and now lives in Inari, Northern Finland/Sápmi. He is a self-taught music producer/composer and DJ, with a background in metal music. Growing up between Uummannaq, Northern Greenland, and Nuuk influenced his sound, connecting styles, sounds, and rhythms from the hyper-local to global. His current projects reach across continents, connecting the North American Arctic to the European Arctic through Indigenous hip hop and rap.