Tagaq projects sounds that carry the imprint of the body’s secret contours and recesses ... to summon voices from the flesh cavity haunts of animal spirits and primal energies. -- The Wire (UK)
Inuit throat singer and tour-de-force vocalist Tanya Tagaq reclaims the controversial 1922 silent film Nanook of the North in a live accompaniment to its clichéd images of life in an early 20th-century Inuit community in northern Quebec. Her combination of improvisation with traditional roots and her deep sense of life in the Arctic create a powerful soundscape of authentic emotion. Featuring percussionist Jean Martin and violinist Jesse Zubot.
Copresented with the Cedar.
About the Cedar
The Cedar Cultural Center is a highly eclectic music venue located in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis. Over its 25-year history, the Cedar has become one of the premiere US venues for world music by fulfilling its (501c3 nonprofit) mission of promoting intercultural appreciation and understanding though the presentation of global music and dance.