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Polaris Prize-winning artist Tanya Tagaq performs throat singing that transcends genre

by on September 30, 2016


Coming to the Fredericton Playhouse on Friday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m., Polaris Prize-winning artist Tanya Tagaq will deliver a distinctive performance featuring music unlike anything you’ve ever heard.

Unnerving and exquisite, Tagaq’s unique vocal expression is rooted in Inuit throat singing, but her music also incorporates electronic, industrial and metal influences. This Inuk punk is known for delivering fearsome, elemental performances that are visceral and physical, heaving and breathing and alive.

Her show draws incredulous response from worldwide audiences, transcending language and culture. Tagaq has collaborated with everyone from opera singers, to avant-garde violin composers, to experimental DJs to create cutting edge, challenging music.

With a string of Juno nominations, and with her latest album, Retribution, set to be released in October, she demonstrates her ability to make difficult music that speaks a universal tongue.

Tickets for Tanya Tagaq are available through the Fredericton Playhouse box office by calling 458-8344 or online at

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