Tanya Tagaq

Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017

7:30 p.m.

Bella Concert Hall

Experimental vocalist Tanya Tagaq’s music is a game-changer. The Arctic-born artist is an improvisational performer, avant-garde composer and experimental recording artist who won the 2014 Polaris Music Prize for her third album, Animism. The album disrupted the music world in Canada and beyond with its powerfully original vision. Her critically acclaimed follow-up, Retribution, is an even more musically aggressive, more aggressively political, more challenging, more spine-tingling and more powerful masterpiece.

Recently appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada, Tagaq challenges static ideas of genre and culture, and contends with themes of environmentalism, human rights and post-colonial issues in her work.