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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

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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Welcome to the Indigenous Music Renaissance

As all of us at RPM know, Indigenous music is thriving, growing and expanding across Turtle Island and around the world. There is a veritable renaissance in native music being made by an emerging generation of Indigenous artists that are proud, talented and pushing beyond the borders of genre, stereotypes and convention. …read more »

Tanya Tagaq Remixes ‘Nanook of the North’

Acclaimed Inuk throat singer, Tanya Tagaq, is currently touring a performance that reclaims and re-imagines the deeply stereotypical 1922 silent film, Nanook of the North, with a new score and live musical accompaniment.
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Aboriginal Music Week 2012 Lineup

The lineup for Aboriginal Music Week 2012 is out and includes a full serving of Indigenous musicians.
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APCMA Nominees 2012

At a press conference in Winnipeg this morning, the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award nominees were announced. Read the full list of nominees here. …read more »

Indigenous Live Music Picks: July 13-17 2011

We’re in the thick of festival season these days, though it’s yet to reach its peak, which means there’s lots of Indigenous gatherings, powwows and performances to check out.  …read more »