Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq (has worked w/ Bjork, Mike Patton, Kronos Quartet…) touring US (dates), playing NYC
Award winning performer Tanya Tagaq will embark on her first U.S. solo tour in August to showcase her unique style of Inuit throat singing....The Nunavut-born singer has gained notoriety through partnering with the world's most groundbreaking artists, including a successful 2008 tour that she co-wrote and performed with the Kronos Quartet, aptly titled "Nunavut." She also worked with the multi-talented Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle) and her latest record Auk/Blood was released through his label Ipecac Recordings (Sept. 2008). Icelandic visionary Björk took an interest early on to Tanya and brought her on her Vespertine tour in 2005. [On her solo dates] Tanya will be performing alongside SF-based drummer Scott Amendola and Vancouver violinist Jesse Zubot.
In NYC, Tanya Tagaq will be appearing on Wednesday, August 19th at Lincoln Center's Out Of Doors Festival at the Damrosch Park Bandshell. She'll also be playing the next day (August 20th) at the National Museum Of The American Indian Pavilion (near Battery Park).
Lincoln Center's Out of Doors Festival kicked off last night (8/5). Full schedule at their site. All events are free.
Check out a bunch of videos of Tanya, and all tour dates, below...
Nunavut (Kronos Quartet and Tanya Tagaq)
Mike Patton and Tagaq - Fire - Ikuma
Björk PEARL HUNTERS Tanya Tagaq Drawing Restraint 9
Tanya Tagaq & Rebecca Foon
Tagaq, Colours of Ostrava
Tanya Tagaq - 2009 Tour Dates
Aug 08 - Grand Performances - Los Angeles, CA
Aug 15 - Yerba Buena Center For The Arts - San Francisco, CA
Aug 19 - Lincoln Center [Out Of Doors] - New York, NY
Aug 20 - Smithsonian National Museum Of The American Indian - New York, NY
Aug 22 - Harbourfront Centre - Planet IndigenUs Festival - Toronto, ON
Oct 15 - ImagineNATIVE Film and Arts Festival - The Music Gallery - Toronto, ON
Jan 30 - The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (with Kronos Quartet) - Vancouver, BC