Arts

NWT Juno nominee Digawolf to release Hockey Day single


Digawolf, the NWT act recently nominated for a Juno Award, will release a new single on Wednesday to coincide with Hockey Day in Canada festivities beginning in Yellowknife.

The track, entitled High Arctic, will receive its live debut at the city’s Northern Arts and Cultural Centre on Wednesday evening, during a “music of hockey” show alongside Karen Novak and Wesley Hardisty.

“The song seemed like the perfect fit as a sort-of hockey anthem,” said Diga, the group’s frontman, in a news release issued on Tuesday.

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“This opportunity was one that I couldn’t pass up, and it was an honour to be part of
this community event.

“I’m very excited to add this song to my body of work. I continue to enjoy venturing into new sounds, new places.”

High Arctic is released across streaming and download services on Wednesday. Hockey Day in Canada, which spans four days of events, culminates in an NHL alumni game in Yellowknife on Friday and a live CBC and Sportsnet broadcast from the city on Saturday.

Digawolf’s latest album, Yellowstone, is shortlisted for Indigenous artist or group of the year at this year’s Junos.

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Winners will be revealed on March 15.

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