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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SPLIT TOOTH

TANYA TAGAQ ANNOUNCES FIRST BOOK, SPLIT TOOTH, SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 VIA VIKING CANADA. This fall, Tanya Tagaq will release Split Tooth, her first book. The work, which folds memoir with fiction, traditional stories with reality and poetry with prose, is the story of a girl growing up in the Nunavut in… 

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RUN TO THE HILLS

TAGAQ AND DAMIAN ABRAHAM (FUCKED UP) UNITE IN “RUN TO THE HILLS,” IRON MAIDEN REDUX. Tanya Tagaq and Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham join forces again on “Run To The Hills,” Iron Maiden’s colonization saga. Along with Tagaq’s regular collaborators, Retribution producer/violinist Jesse Zubot and Jean Martin on percussion, Tagaq and Abraham whisper,… 

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