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In early January every year, the residents of Inuvik go all out to celebrate the return of the sun after its more than 30-day absence. During the Sunrise Festival, there's an outdoor yoga session (bringing new meaning to the term 'sun salutation'), community feasts, a giant bonfire and musical performances.
A few years back, the popular festival (quite appropriately) brought up Toronto singer-songwriter Lights. Her opening act? The Northwest Territories' beloved Sahtu Dene troubadour, Jay Gilday.
To prepare for the the concert, the two rehearsed in Inuvik's famous Igloo Church, trying out a duet of an acoustic version of Lights' 'Cactus in the Valley.'
The result was worth going a month without sun.