Global Hit – Tanya Tagaq

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For today’s Global Hit meet Tanya Tagaq.

She’s from a remote Inuit community way up on the coast of Victoria Island in Canada’s High Arctic.

Tanya Tagaq’s a throat singer. Not like the Tuvan men you might have heard though, she grew up learning from the women in her village.

She turned a traditional art into the avant garde.

And she’s performed with such musical heavy weights as Bjork and the Kronos Quartet.

A duet with Bjork is on Tanya Tagaq’s latest release is “Sinaa.”

The song itself is “Ancestors.”

Now not a lot of musician sing like, so it’s good then that Tanya Tagaq has found a kindred musical spirit like Bjork.

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