Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq will perform live, improvised soundtrack to Nanook of the North at the Kimmel Center - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart
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Hailing from one of the northern most regions of Canada in the Nunavut territory, Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq will bring her intersection of traditional folk music and punk / electronica influences to the Kimmel Center on April 13th. Though she released her fourth LP Retribution just last year, this special, improvised performance will be set against a screening of the groundbreaking (though controversial) 1922 silent documentary Nanook of the North, directed by Aaron Miller.

Known for her visceral, entrancing, and often politically charged performances, Tagaq received the Polaris Music Prize for her 2014 Animism LP, which drew inspiration from environmentalism and human rights issues. Those themes continue through the pairing with Nanook, which follows an Inuit family through a year of living in the Arctic in the early 20th century.

Watch Tanya perform two tracks from Animism below and pick up tickets for the all-ages performance featuring percussionist Jean Martin and violinist Jesse Zubot here.


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