Nanook (GL)

Nanook is one of the biggest Greenlandic musical phenomena in recent history. They boast a highly distinctive new sound, characterised by thoughtful arrangements and exceptional instrumental skill. The band – Martin Zinck (drums), Andreas Otte (bass) and Mads Røn (keyboards), and brothers Frederik and Christian Elsner (guitar and vocals) – are an amazing sight as they effortlessly command even the biggest stages.

Nanook have been nominated on the basis of their acclaimed tours and the three beautiful albums they have released since 2010. They are currently reaching ever-larger audiences in Japan, which they have toured numerous times. They are constantly honing their sound and their instrumental abilities through consummate and energetic live performances.

Right from the first note, there’s no mistaking Nanook. Their innovative sound is another reason for the nomination. This is bold new Greenlandic music that is earning a well-deserved place on the world stage.