Tanya Tagaq

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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) Theater
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Tanya Tagaq’s music isn’t like anything you’ve heard before.

Unnerving and exquisite, Tagaq’s unique vocal expression is rooted in Inuit throat singing but her music has as much to do with electronica, industrial, and musical metal influences, as well as performance art as it does with traditional culture. Tagaq is well known for her collaborations with Bjork and Kronos Quartet, and has held sold out performances at YBCA in the past. This November, we present two distinct programs and an intimate artist talk with this incredible artist who beat out Drake AND the Arcade Fire for a Polaris Music Prize in 2014, makes headlines for her fearless defense of Inuit hunting traditions, and was named to the 2015 YBCA 100.

November 16, 6:30 PM
YBCA Conversation: Tanya Tagaq
In advance of In Concert with Nanook of the North and Retribution on November 17th and 18th, Tanya Tagaq will give a free artist talk focusing on her life, her Inuit people, as well as her performances at YBCA. Limited space is available, please RSVP.

Thursday, November 17, 8 PM
Tanya Tagaq in Concert with Nanook of the North
In this acclaimed performance, Tagaq performs live in front of the controversial 1922 silent film by Robert J. Flaherty, Nanook of the North. More >>

Friday, November 18, 10 PM
In a late night show, Tanya Tagaq will perform music from her new album Retribution, to be released in the coming months. More >>


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