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’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.
The first track from Tanya Tagaq’s upcoming release has been unveiled! Her unearthly voice will get into your bones though the beats of Uja. …read more »
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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An RPM YouTube Playlist of the APMCA 2012 nominees for Aboriginal Female Entertainer Of The Year. Hoka. …read more »
The lineup for Aboriginal Music Week 2012 is out and includes a full serving of Indigenous musicians.
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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 »
The Western Canadian Music Awards – aka WCMAs – announced the 2012 nominations today and here are the nominees for Aboriginal Recording of the Year. …read more »
To accompany our North Coast Podcast, we’ve compiled some YouTube videos of awesome Indigenous artist from the North Coast on our RPM Youtube Channel. …read more »
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 »
As we head into the heart of the summer music season, there are plenty of Indian gatherings, powwows, and Indigenous musical performances taking place across Turtle Island. …read more »