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throat singer Tanya Tagaq touring, including Ted Talks event at The Met before National Sawdust show ++ belated SXSW pics

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Tanya Tagaq @ SXSW 2015
Tanya Tagaq

She’s an Inuit throat singer from the Arctic regions of northern Canada. She makes sounds that are absolutely unimaginable. You cannot believe that a human voice without electronic effects is making the sounds that she’s making. She gives a performance that is as powerful as any intense punk performance I’ve ever seen. It’s 25 minutes of just nonstop sounds from the human body that is erotic at times, tearful at times. She just takes you through these various emotions … backed by just a violin and a drummer. – [Bob Boilen, NPR]

Polaris Prize-winning Canadian Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq is touring this fall, including a couple NYC dates. She’ll perform at new Williamsburg venue National Sawdust on October 2 (tickets). Before that she’s part of an all-day Ted Talks event at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 26. Tickets and more info here. Other dates include her performing a live score to famous (and controversial) documentary Nanook of the North at the Montréal en Lumière Festival in February. All dates are listed, along with a short performance video of Tagaq in action, below.

Tanya Tagaq performed at SXSW back in March and we caught her at the globalFEST showcase. You can check out a (very) belated set of pics in this post which continue below….

Tanya Tagaq

Tanya Tagaq

Tanya Tagaq

Tanya Tagaq

Tanya Tagaq

Tanya Tagaq

Tanya Tagaq

Tanya Tagaq

Tanya Tagaq

Tanya Tagaq

Tanya Tagaq

Tanya Tagaq

Tanya Tagaq

TANYA TAGAQ – 2015/2016 TOUR DATES
SEP 19 – CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – Museum of Contemporary Art
SEP 26 – NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Metropolitan Museum of Art – Performance at Ted Talks.
SEP 30 – LEWISBURG, PA – Bucknell University – Nanook of The North performance.
OCT 2 – BROOKLYN, NEW YORK – National Sawdust
OCT 9 – BANFF, AB – Banff Centre
OCT 10 – BANFF, AB – Banff Centre
NOV 6 – REYKJAVIK – Icelandic Airwaves
NOV 19 – MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – Walker Arts Centre
NOV 20 – MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – Walker Arts Centre
NOV 21 – MADISON, WISCONSIN – Frederic March Play Circle
DEC 1 – TORONTO, ONTARIO – Massey Hall – wsg Owen Pallett
JAN 23 – SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN – TCU Place, Sid Buckwold Theatre
FEB 5-6 – KITCHENER, ONTARIO – Conrad Centre
FEB 6 – KITCHENER, ONTARIO – Conrad Centre
FEB 18 – QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC – Palais Montcalm
FEB 19-20 – MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Place Des Arts

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