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Brighter Sound is delighted to welcome award-winning singer Tanya Tagaq to Manchester this September for a special performance at Band on the Wall. This is a rare opportunity to watch a performance by a singer who has reinvented the traditions of Inuit throat singing.
Tanya will perform songs from her award-winning album Animism. The performance is free and open to the general public.
“the polar punk who makes Björk sound tame” – Homa Khaleeli, The Guardian
Tanya Tagaq is an award-winning Canadian singer, songwriter and visual artist. She is possibly the only solo female artist to successfully take the indigenous female tradition of Inuit throat singing, and reinvent it using innovative contemporary vocal techniques.
She has collaborated with a number of acclaimed musicians including Björk, the Kronus Quartet and Mike Patton, and has earned widespread critical acclaim for her album Animism, including winner of the Polaris Music Prize 2014 (Canada’s Mercury Prize equivalent), Aboriginal Album of the Year (Juno Awards, 2015) and “Pushing the Boundaries Award 2014” (Canadian Folk Music Awards).
Tanya is a truly unique artist who has become successful on her own terms, without compromise. She is a powerful advocate for her native culture, creativity and modern femininity.
“Tagaq projects sounds that carry the imprint of the body’s secret contours and recesses, delving far beyond personal utterance, out beyond human identity, to summon voices from the flesh cavity haunts of animal spirits and primal energies” – The Wire
This is a fantastic opportunity to experience an exciting and unusual performance by an international award-winning artist.
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Additional Event Information
The performance is free and open to the general public.
Pre-performance masterclass: Thurs 3 Sept, 7-8pm. Open to female singers, aged 11-24. More information here.
MORE INFO: please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 830 3899.
Supported by Youth Music and using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England