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Aqqalu Berthelsen (GL)

Music producer, composer, DJ

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Aqqalu Berthelsen, also known as Uyarakq, was born in Nuuk (GL) in the mid 80s. He is a self-taught music producer / composer and DJ with a background in metal music.

Growing up in Uummannaq, Northern Greenland and Nuuk, the capital has played a large role in shaping him to be a versatile musician between two worlds. Together with Hanan Beannamar he made the performance This Is Our Body in 2021 in Harstad, the birthplace of missionary Hans Egede marking 300 years of colonization of Kalaallit Nunat. He is currently doing a lot of work in the Indigenous circumpolar hip hop and rap scene with a foot in two continents, the North American arctic and the European arctic. He is now living in Inari, Northern Finland / Sápmi.

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