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Tanya Tagaq

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Friday, September 22nd, 2023
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

A member of the Order of Canada, Polaris Music Prize and JUNO Award winner and recipient of multiple honorary doctorates, Tagaq is an original disruptor, a world-changing figure at the forefront of seismic social, political and environmental change.

A fearless innovator with a visceral stage presence and dizzyingly complex music, Tanya Tagaq is a Canadian cultural icon. With an extraordinary musical aesthetic, Tanya mines an artistic tradition dating back tens of thousands of years with a fierce power and contemporary sensibility. Tagaq’s performance will include qiasaaqtuq, featuring the Victoria Symphony, a moderated discussion and sivunitinni, accompanied by a quartet of local musicians.

“Calling Tanya Tagaq an Inuit throat singer is like calling Yo-Yo Ma a cello player. Sure, it’s accurate, but it’s not the whole of what he does. Like Ma, Tagaq is the best of what she does—innovative, inspired.” - The National Post

“… Tagaq rose to the occasion with a performance that was simply elemental. Her approach is essentially abstract…Yet her singing delivered very concrete images of winter storms and summer sunshine, of birth and death and sexual ecstasy, of struggle and survival.” - The Georgia Straight

Cost: General: 48-68
Category: Arts | Entertainment
Concerts | Music
Everything Else
    Ethnic | Multi-Cultural
Location: UVic Farquhar Auditorium
3800 Finnerty Road, Victoria
This event is for Everyone
More Info: Debra Fitzsimmons
[email protected]
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