Tanya Tagaq

Tanya Tagaq

 Brandon, Manitoba, CAN

Tagaq has been commissioned to create a program to accompany the film “Nanook of the North”. Award winning composer Derek Charke will write a soundscape and Tanya and her trio will perform along with the screening of the film. The project will link the traditional and contemporary; bringing the classic 1922 silent film to life


Born and raised in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Tanya grew up surrounded by Inuit and western culture. In her teenage years she began experimenting with Inuit throat singing, developing her solo style.
Tanya has released two critically-acclaimed albums, Sinaa and Auk/Blood, both of which were nominated for Juno Awards and won Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards. In 2005, the world-renowned Kronos Quartet invited her to participate in two collaborative projects; Nunavut and Tundra Songs, which have performed across North America and Europe.
Tanya contributed to a number of award winning films and documentaries. She is presently at work on another album, slated for release in 2012.


Anuraaqtuq (2011) Les Disques Victo (VICTO 121)
Auk / Blood (2008) Jericho Beach Music (JBM 0801)
Sinaa (2006) Jericho Beach Music (JBM 0601)

Set List

Normally Tanya and her band presents an improvised performance.
The "Nanook of the North" project is being developed for June 19, 2012 premiere