Tanya Tagaq

Athi-Patra Ruga

Tanya Tagaq is a Inuk throat singer from Canada. Tagaq was a popular performer at Canadian folk festivals, such as Folk on the Rocks in 2005, and first became widely known both in Canada and internationally for her collaborations with Björk, including concert tours and the 2004 album ‘Medúlla’. She has also performed with the Kronos Quartet and Shooglenifty and has been featured on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. In 2005, her CD entitled ‘Sinaa’ was nominated for five awards at the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards: The CD won awards for Best Producer/Engineer, Best Album Design and Tagaq herself won the Best Female Artist award. ‘Sinaa’ was nominated for the 2006 Juno Awards as the Best Aboriginal Recording. Tagaq released her third album, ‘Animism’ in 2014. The album was a shortlisted nominee for the 2014 Polaris Music Prize. The album also won the Juno Award for Aboriginal Recording.