Tanya Tagaq


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  • artist:Tanya Tagaq
  • featured artist:Mike Patton, Buck 65, Shamik Bilgi
  • release year:2008
  • style(s):Experimental, Fusion
  • country:Canada
  • formats:Audio File / Digital, CD (Compact Disc),
  • record submitted by:De Rémusat Management
  • label:Jericho Beach Music

“A mind-blowing vocal technique!”
— Time Out, UK, recommendation of the week

“... Ms. Tagaq, who is Inuit, performed as part of the world music showcase Globalfest, she made it (throat singing) sound fiercely contemporary, futuristic even. Recalling animal noises and various other nature sounds, she was a dynamo, delivering a sort of gothic
sound art...”
— New York Times, USA

“An extraordinary live performer”
— Songlines Magazine, UK

“...they (Kronos Quartet) have joined forces
with the electrifying Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq to push the boundaries of the string quartet almost into the danger zone.”
— Variety, USA

“It was a remarkable display... the most manic
and impressive performer on stage.”
— The Guardian, UK

“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, Canada

“Totally gripping”
— Uncut, UK

“It was one of the most powerful shows in the history of the festival!”
— Malcolm Levy, New Forms Festival, Canada

“A magnificent, unique, over-whelming life-force”
— fRoots Magazine, UK

“She has developed an entire language of moans.
Like a combination of sex therapist and spiritual
— Los Angeles Times, USA

“An outgoing, enigmatic and astounding performer, composer and improviser…”
— Zed (CBC TV) Canada

"[Tanya's musc is] like Edith Piaf...
totally emotional."