Photo by Katie O’Connor
Pamyua has an amazing opportunity to shoot a music video in rural Alaska. Join the production and become a backer.
We are doing a concert in Unalakleet, Alaska and want to bring a professional film crew with us to spend an extra day filming a music video. To sweeten the deal, we have a friend in Unalakleet with a small commuter plane who has agreed to fly us around to get epic landscape shots, standing on an arctic mountain ridge, or something like that. We are very excited because we’ve never done anything like this before.
The song we’re singing in the music video is called Bubble Gum and is written by Pamyua co-founder Ossie. Bubble Gum is on our upcoming double album titled SideA/SideB.
Bubble Gum is sung in the Yup’ik language from Alaska and is inspired by traditional Inuit drum-dancing. This particular drumsong shows the importance of teasing in Inuit culture. The inspiration for this song was a student chewing gum in Ossie’s dance class. During the long cold winters dancing and drumsongs filled the silence, and humor was added to lighten everyone’s spirit.