The 1st Annual Los Angeles Global Music Festival | Sept. 9th, 2023


Festival To Be Held at First Congregational Church of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA – Alaska’s highly acclaimed Inuit musical group Pamyua, will make their Los Angeles concert debut when they headline the inaugural Los Angeles Global Music Festival, taking place on Saturday, September 9th at the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles. Presented by The Resonance Collective and Numinous Music, the day-long Festival will feature a celebration of diverse cultures through musical performance. Pamyua will also offer an interactive Yup’ik dance workshop earlier in the day, where they will teach drum-dance songs and choreography seen in Yup’ik ceremonies. The Festival will include a local opening act representing a culturally spiritual tradition as well as an adjoining series of workshops to be announced later in the summer. The First Congregational Church of Los Angeles is located at 540 S. Commonwealth Ave., near Koreatown.

Pamyua is known for their compelling, interactive performances that blend the traditional Inuit songs and drum dances of their Yup’ik/Black ancestors with contemporary soul and R&B, often referred to as “tribal funk” or “Inuit soul.” Their unique style and sound derives from combining traditional melodies with contemporary vocalization and instrumentation. Their concerts showcase the indigenous Inuit cultural traditions and stories of their bi-racial heritage through music and ceremony passed down through the generations.

The Global Music Festival extends the Resonance Collective and Numinous Music’s mission to highlight historically neglected cultural and spiritual practices through art and music. The Festival will present sacred music and dance from around the world, celebrating both the differences and similarities found in these practices.

No group better emphasizes this ethos than Pamyua, described as “one of the 10 greatest Alaska artists of the millennium” by Alaska Magazine. Founded by brothers and Yup’ik/Black artists Phillip and Qacung Blanchett, Pamyua expresses the ceremonies and culture of the Yup’ik through a modern lens, incorporating popular music and dance into their performances, yet staying true to their Inuit heritage. At a time when diversity and inclusion are more important than ever, Pamyua is bringing the music and culture of Indigenous people to the forefront of mainstream entertainment, through their musical contributions to such shows as ABC’s “Alaska Daily” with Hilary Swank, Nat Geo’s Emmy-winning “Life Below Zero: First Alaskans,” and Discovery Channel’s “Flying Wild Alaska.” The group’s music and videos are now also featured in the Library of Congress’ permanent national archive in the Library’s American Folklife Center.

The Festival will take place at the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles (FCCLA), a thriving hub for exciting musical experiences. In recent years, FCCLA has hosted and presented concerts by the HEAR NOW Music Festival, Monday Evening Concerts, LACMA, and Ambient Church, featuring musical artists such as opera singer Davoné Tines, electronic musician Suzanne Ciani, organist Sarah Davachi, the Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, and Pulitzer-Prize winner Raven Chacon. As a part of FCCLA’s commitment to the arts and social justice, the community enjoys hosting diverse voices who bring new artistic perspectives to important cultural topics.

Tickets for the Festival start at $35 and are available now by clicking HERE. For more information about the event, please visit To learn more about Pamyua, visit

Nina Gordon Public Relations

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