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Tanya Tagaq’s “Auk” reviewed on Sonomu

Tanya Tagaq: “Auk” (Jericho Beach Records) Tanya Tagaq may well be the most exciting aboriginal artist yet to emerge from North America. Her art is unclassifiably idiosyncratic yet in demand from an ever-widening audience. In early 2010 alone, she appeared in concert with Kronos Quartet, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and a brace of electronic musicians,...

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Hey, what’s that sound: Throat singing

A droning, pulverising sound of shamanic origin, this is ancient soul music from the east by David McNamee (guardian.co.uk), Wednesday 2 June 2010 13.02 BST What is it? A catch-all term covering different disciplines of extreme vocal technique from around the world, often recognised as a low, pulverising, drone-growl that western ears sometimes interpret as...

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Tanya Tagaq on film

What We Eat: Inuit throat-singer Tanya Tagaq, and Cannes-winning filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk, talk back to Brigitte Bardot and anti-sealhunting lobby on the eternal reality of hunting. Selected for Sundance 2010, Toronto International Film Festival, Best Short, imagineNATIVE Film Fest 2009… Tungijuq is more of a short film than a music video. It is a thought-provoking...

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Geologist (from Animal Collective) interviews Tanya Tagaq for Brightest Young Things

Geologist Interviews Tanya Tagaq March 12, 2010 Throat-singing, a guttural style of singing or chanting, is one of the world’s oldest forms of music. For those who think the human voice can produce only one note at a time, the resonant harmonies of throat-singing are surprising. In throat-singing, a singer can produce two or more...

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Tanya Tagaq interviewed by Anil Prasad

Tanya Tagaq Instinctual invocations by Anil Prasad Copyright © 2010 Anil Prasad. All rights reserved. Tanya Tagaq’s passion for propelling her art form forward is striking. She’s the world’s most well-known Inuit throat singer and is determined to integrate her mercurial vocals—which range from the raw and guttural to the refined and soaring—into as many...

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