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Tanya Tagaq

Based In: Cambridge Bay, Nunavut

Tanya Tagaq’s debut CD Sinaa (meaning ‘edge’ in her ancestral language of Inuktitut) in 2005, was nominated for a Juno Award (Best Aboriginal Recording) and won in three categories at the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, including Best Female Artist. With Auk (meaning ‘blood’ in Inuktitut) Tanya has taken her love and respect of the ancient musical tradition of throat singing and mixed it with a powerful infusion of contemporary styles. Tanya appeared on Björk’s Medúlla CD in 2004 and accompanied her on the Vespertine tour. In 2007 the world-renowned Kronos Quartet invited Tanya to participate as co-writer and performer on a project aptly titled Nunavut, which has been performed at select venues across North America, from its January 2008 debut at the Chan Centre in Vancouver, BC through to New York’s Carnegie Hall.

Artist: Tanya Tagaq

A Tribe Called Red x Tanya Tagaq Drop New Single “SILA” from We Are The Halluci Nation

A Tribe Called Red are on point with the collaborations on their upcoming album We Are The Halluci Nation, dropping September 16. The boys have been releasing singles all summer featuring John Trudell, Yasiin Bey, Narcy and Black Bear, and continue to build hype for the album with their latest track release “SILA”ft. Tanya Tagaq. 
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Listen to A Tribe Called Red’s New Single, “We Are the Halluci Nation,” featuring John Trudell and Northern Voice

After dropping the epic sound and video for “Stadium Pow Wow”, A Tribe Called Red returns with “We Are the Halluci Nation”, the lead single and title track from their new album. …read more »

DOWNLOAD: The imagineNATIVE 2015 Mixtape, Featuring GlitClit, Madeskimo, and Akkil

RPM is pleased to present the 2015 imagineNATIVE mixtape, as part of the festival’s 16th annual celebration of Indigenous creativity.
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Juno Awards 2015: Full List of Nominees for Aboriginal Album of the Year

The full list of #JUNO2015 nominations were announced today leading up to the Juno Awards week celebrations March 9-15, 2015.
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RPM’s Best Indigenous Music of 2014

The Indigenous Music Renaissance is here to stay and Native artists are leading the way. Here are our picks for the best Indigenous music of 2014. …read more »

Download Boogey the Beat’s Live DJ Set for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Winnipeg-based beatsmith and producer Boogey the Beat drops a new live DJ mix dedicated to helping raise awareness about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. RPM sat down with him to talk about the mix, music and addressing the issue head-on.
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Listen to The Outer Reaches Mixtape: Inside the Sounds of Tanya Tagaq

How much do you know about Tanya Tagaq’s music? To celebrate #MixtapeMonday, we take you inside the epic and artful career of the acclaimed Inuk artist with The Outer Reaches—an exclusive compilation that explores her ever-evolving auditory experiments and creative collaborations.   …read more »

Tanya Tagaq Wins Polaris Prize 2014, Watch Her Live Performance Dedicated to MMIW

Groundbreaking, devastatingly incredible Inuk artist, Tanya Tagaq, beat out high profile artists like the Arcade Fire, Drake, Chromeo and a long list of others, to win the 2014 Polaris Music Prize for her album, Animism.
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