GUEST ARTIST SUPPORT GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY
GRAHAM & JUDY
October 13, 2018 | Kelowna | 7:30PM
October 14, 2018 | Vernon | 7:00PM
MUSIC DIRECTOR | Rosemary Thomson
GUEST ARTISTS | Tanya Tagaq | Christine Duncan
Dinuk Wijeratne First Winter
Christos Hatzis Thunder Drum
Tanya Tagaq Qiksaaktuq
Orchestrated by Christopher Mayo
Tanya Tagaq Improvisations
WHAT’S INTERESTING ABOUT THIS CONCER
- Inuit throat singing, or katajjaq, is a form of musical performance uniquely found among the Inuit. The traditional form consists of two women who sing duets in a close face-to-face formation with no instrumental accompaniment, in a kind of entertaining contest to see who can outlast the other
- Experimental vocalist and artist Tanya Tagaq won the Polaris Prize for best Canadian album in 2014, for Animism.
- In 2014, Nunavik throat singing (katajjaniq) became the first cultural item to be given the intangible cultural heritage designation by the government of the province of Quebec, Canada.