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  • Indiegogo
    2013-06-25 15:11
    Tagaq is currently raising money via Indiegogo in order to bring Belgian-based opera singer Anna Pardo Canedo to the album, and to complete the project.Tagaq hints at the new album's direction and inspiration as follows: It has been put together from a gleaning of information that has come from my extensive travels. It is my baby. It is a political and spiritual spelunking into the depths of this existence. We have put together a base recording of massive proportions, including heavy electronic beats, punkish percussion, and soaring viola. We also have some French horn players in the mix.For more information and to support Tanya Tagaq's fundraising campaign, please visit: http://indiegogo.com/projects/tagaq-new-cd. Campaign ends on June 27th at 11:59pm
  • 2012-01-23 15:08
    The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra announced that they are one of six North American orchestras chosen to perform at the Spring For Music series in 2014. They'll perform Thirteen Inuit Songs by Derek Charke with Tanya the featured vocalist. The performance is scheduled for May 8th 2014.
  • 2011-09-21 16:34
    In May, 2010, Tanya along with Jean Martin and Jesse Zubot performed at the Festival International de Musique Actuelle in Victoriaville, QC. The performance was recorded and will be released on Les Disques VICTO in October. To purchase CD's contact www.victo.qc.ca or Tanya's manager, jack [at] mainstagemanagement [dot] com
  • 2011-01-13 17:01
    On January 28th Tanya will be joining Bobby McFerrin and Lucy Shelton in Philadelphia on a panel moderated by John Schaefer. The panel will discuss topics from technique to pushing boundries. The day is presented by The Philadelphia Music Project. For more information click the link
  • 2010-10-26 17:55
    Tungijuq was awarded the Best Multi Media award by the Western Canadian Music Awards at their BreakOut West conference held in Kelowna, BC.
  • 2010-02-25 17:34
    On November 4, 2009, Tanya was interviewed for the BBC The World Today. The program was broadcast on the BBC World Service on January 3, 2010.
  • 2009-09-24 14:11
    Tagaq / Zubot / Martin (Nunavut / BC / Ontario) This world-première grouping assembles three of Canada's most provocative creative musicians with backgrounds in varied and complementary styles and traditions. Tanya Tagaq, from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, has pioneered a contemporary form of Inuit throat singing, which is traditionally done by two women, so that it functions in solo and in unconventional collaborative settings. Tagaq has performed and recorded widely, but is perhaps best known for her work with Björk during concert tours and on the 2004 recording, Medúlla. Jean Martin is an energetic and creative force in Toronto's music scene as a percussionist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, engineer, and producer. Martin runs Barnyard Records which, in a short time, has become one of the leading creative music labels in North America and features recordings by, among many other groups, Barnyard Drama, a multifaceted collaboration that hinges around his highly sympathetic partnership with creative vocalist, Christine Duncan. Vancouver violinist and multi-instrumentalist Jesse Zubot's career is similarly varied, and includes performance, composition, and production for his independent record label, Drip Audio. He came to prominence in acoustic roots groups Zubot & Dawson and The Great Uncles of the Revolution, but is virtually unlimited stylistically as an instrumentalist. Like Martin and Tagaq, he brings the rare combination of extraordinary sensitivity, technical excellence, and radical imagination to this promising pan-Canadian creative music summit. Live CBC recording This concert is being recorded for broadcast on Sept. 26 2009 on The Signal with Laurie Brown. The Signal can be heard seven nights a week at 10 pm on CBC Radio 2 (94.1 FM in Toronto, 90.7 FM in Kitchener) and online at www.cbc.ca/radio2. http://www.cbc.ca/radio2/cod/
  • 2008-01-27 16:53
    Apostle of Hustle mixes indie rock with dense, Cuban rhythms. Tanya Tagaq mixes it up with only her voice, improvising Inuit throat singing and breathy sighs. Together, Tanya and Apostle of Hustle create a new kind of North-meets-South sound, where rhythm rules and cultures fuse, not clash. Saturday, May 26 & Sunday, May 27: Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. (3:30 p.m. NT) on CBC Radio One Sundays at 5:00 p.m. (5:30 p.m. NT) on CBC Radio Two Saturdays at 6:00 a.m. ET and 1:00 p.m. ET on Sirius Satellite 137
  • 2008-01-27 16:29
    We are pleased to announce Tanya Tagaq and Kronos Quartet have been nominated for a Leo Award in the below category: Best Arts/Performing Arts Documentary A String Quartet in Her Throat Mark Lawrence, Gary Marcuse - Producers Best Musical Score in a Documentary Program or Series Tanya Tagaq, Kronos Quartet - A String Quartet in Her Throat Information at http://www.leoawards.com/nominees_2007.html
  • 2008-01-11 15:55
    Tungijuq Tungijuq is more of a short film than a music video. It is a thought-provoking meditation on the seal-hunt and what it means to the traditional way of life. Tanya created the mystical, form-shifting fantasy and filmmakers Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphael brought the idea to life. Jesse Zubot and producer Juan Hernandez joined Tanya to create the music and the seven minute film includes an appearance by Cannes-winning actor Zacharias Kunuk. Tungijuq is a cinematic and musical expression of the organic and indisputable reality of hunting in Inuit culture. The work was produced by Kunuk Cohn Productions and Igloolik Isuma Productions. September 10-19: World Premiere at the 2009 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival. www.tiff.net October 7-18: Festival du Nouveau Cinema 2009 www.nouveaucinema.ca October 14-18: ImagineNATIVE Film Festival 2009 www.imaginenative.org November 2009: TV Broadcast on Bravo December 2: Film Forum, New York, Opening Film of the US Theatres release of Before Tomorrow (Isuma Productions 3rd feature film.) This Land Tanya narrated and provided music for Dianne Whelan's documentary, This Land. The film documents Dianne's experience joining the sovereignty patrol in the Canadian High Arctic with the Canadian Rangers. Their mission was to travel over two-thousand-kilometres by snowmobile from Resolute to the Canadian Forces Station Alert, and plant a Canadian flag on the way at Ward Hunt Island. The film includes incredible and rare photography of the disappearing ice shelf and reflects on Canada's history and sovereignty in the North, the impact of climate change on the Arctic, and Inuit culture. Whelan's book, This Vanishing Land: A Woman's Journey to the Canadian Arctic will be released by Harbour Publishing in October and includes a forward by Tanya. www.caitlin-press.com September 26 - World Premiere at 2009 edition of the Calgary International Film Festival www.calgaryfilm.com