Watch Tanya Tagaq’s Haunting New Video for “Ajaaja”

The acclaimed Inuk artist releases a haunting new video from her latest album Retribution.

Fresh from an expansive collaboration with Buffy Sainte-Marie and a heart-opening performance with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in Toronto, Tanya Tagaq returns with her latest video for “Ajaaja”—a quiet, almost lullaby-like clip shot beautifully in black and white

 

Tagaq is an Inuk throat singer, whose career has exploded both the global profile of the craft and the boundaries of the practice itself. Traditionally, throat singing (or katajjaq) is a breathing game played by two women standing inches apart, trying to make each other laugh. Read more at:

http://www.npr.org/2016/10/13/497569725/first-listen-tanya-tagaq-retribution

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