ABOUT TANYA TAGAQ

Experimental vocalist and artist Tanya Tagaq won the Polaris Prize for best Canadian album in 2014, for Animism. Those who thought she had then made her definitive artistic statement are in for a surprise. Also in for a shock are those who thought international success, playing to major festivals and packed houses all over the world, would lead to a mellower sound, or a more laid back approach. Tagaq follows up Animism with Retribution, an even more musically aggressive, more aggressively political, more challenging, more spine tingling, more powerful masterpiece. There are those who find comfort in the bland sweetness of middle of the road love songs designed to soothe. But then there are music fans that find comfort in honesty, blazing human talent and free, intelligent expression of passion. This album is not dinner party ambience music. This album is a cohesive, whole statement. Why sugarcoat it? This album is about rape. Rape of women, rape of the land, rape of children, despoiling of traditional lands without consent.

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POLAR PUNK: CBS NEWS 60 MINUTES PROFILES TANYA TAGAQ.

FLAGSHIP NEWSMAGAZINE’S PROFILE OF INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED ARTIST AIRS SUNDAY, MAY 5. WATCH A PREVIEW HERE. “One of the avant-garde’s most dynamic performers.” – Rolling Stone “This fiercely charistmatic Inuk singer’s throaty voice demands full attention, whether she’s whispering in her softest register or howling at the sky.” – NY Times… 

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GO WITH THE FLOE: TANYA TAGAQ’S POLAR SCORE TOOTHSAYER OUT NOW.

Split Tooth audiobook nominated for 2019 Audie Award. Upcoming performances include London, UK, Rewire Festival and Washington, DC. LISTEN HERE “A three dimensional sonic soundscape that alternates between harsh and lush, barren and fecund.” – Passion of the Weiss “Full of thrumming echoes not dissimilar to flurries of snow; its pretty… 

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