Tanya Tagaq


“Canada is a huge and vast country. It encompasses so many different, beautiful cultures and ideologies and experiences. What we were hoping is, on September 10th we could all get to know each other a little better by uploading a video to Canada In A Day.”

Tanya Tagaq’s music is like nothing you’ve heard before. The Arctic-born artist is an improvisational performer, avant-garde composer and experimental recording artist who won the 2014 Polaris Music Prize for an album called Animism, a work that disrupted the music world in Canada and beyond with its powerfully original vision.

Tagaq contorts elements of punk, metal, and electronica into a complex and contemporary sound that begins in breath, a communal and fundamental phenomenon. Tanya Tagaq’s music and performances challenge static ideas of genre and culture, and contend with themes of environmentalism, human rights, and post-colonial issues.