The Polaris Prize-winning throat singer combines Inuit tradition with modern electronica, industrial, and metal influences in a riveting, visceral vocal performance that communicates a universal language.
Festival Tent on the QE Plaza
Friday, May 12
General Admission Seating
Tickets currently available only to VO season ticket-holders. Tickets on sale to the public November 14.
Co-presented with Music on Main
About Tanya Tagaq
Nunavut-born Tanya Tagaq came to international attention when she appeared on superstar Björk’s 2004 Medulla album and tour. Since then she has created three of her own albums and has received widespread critical acclaim. Exquisite and challenging, Tagaq’s performances are elemental, physical, heaving and breathing and alive. Her shows draw rapturous response from worldwide audiences. From a Mexican EDM festival to Carnegie Hall and concerts throughout Canada, her music and performances transcend language. Tanya’s albums make for complex listening, but her string of Juno nominations, a Juno Award, and her 2014 Polaris Prize attest to her ability to make demanding music speak a universal tongue.