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Jocelyn Malla: Healing and Learning Using Music
19th April 2023 • The Root & STEM Podcast • Pinnguaq
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In this episode of the Root & STEM podcast, educator, musician and winner of the 2022 Qilaut songwriting contest, Jocelyn Malla explores the importance of music in literacy education, language preservation, and self-healing. She shares the meaning behind her award-winning song Kajjaarijara (00:53) and how her love for creating music started (03:29). Jocelyn describes her reaction to winning the contest and how it has changed her life for the better (04:47), before explaining how music has helped teach and strengthen Inuktitut in youth in her experience as a teacher (08:12). Finally, Jocelyn shares how she uses music in her kindergarten classroom (09:33), before stressing the importance of music as a healing process and way of preserving Inuktitut literacy.