What: Tanya Tagaq to perform at the University of North Texas
When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 (Tuesday)
Where: University Union Lyceum, 1155 Union Circle, Denton
Cost: Free, no tickets required
The concert is part of the Mary Jo and V. Lane Rawlins Fine Arts Series at the University of North Texas.
Canadian musician Tanya Tagaq uses a unique instrument – her throat – to express her songs that tackle tough social issues.
Tagaq’s albums – such as “Sinaa” and “Animism” – have won widespread praise in her native Canada, including the Juno Award and the Polaris Prize, and she has received the Order of Canada. She has brought attention to indigenous issues and her most recent work, “Retribution,” explores such topics as trauma, environmentalism and post-colonial issues.
She also wrote the novel “Split Tooth” and was commissioned to produce a soundscape for the “Polar Worlds” exhibit at the National Maritime Museum in London.