Retribution is Tagaq’s portrait of a violent world in crisis, hovering on the brink of destruction. It’s a complex, exhilarating, howling protest that links lack of respect for women’s rights to lack of respect for the planet, to lack of respect for Indigenous rights. It’s an album about celebrating the great strength of women.
In a late night show, Tanya Tagaq will perform music from her new album Retribution. Tagaq will be joined by musical chameleon Christine Duncan, and her storied 5-octave vocal range. The two are very different artists, yet Tagaq and Duncan find common ground in their improvisational approach, both using their voices as instruments that explore tone, timbre, and texture.
The program will begin with a screening of the short film Tungijuq (What We Eat). In it, Tagaq and Cannes-winning filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk talk back to Brigitte Bardot and the anti-seal hunting lobby about the eternal reality of hunting.