McDougall United Church, 10086 MacDonald Drive | Doors 7:00pm, show at 7:45pm. All ages | $30 advance. General admission | Presented by 2018 Up and Downtown Music Festival and CBC-Edmonton
Tanya Tagaq is an experimental vocalist, painter, author, and Inuit activist. Her creativity blends the deeply personal and ancestral art of Inuit throat singing with electronic loops, classical music, and some punk rock flair. Whether solo or accompanied by others, she always delivers performances of rare beauty and intensity. Following up on her critically acclaimed 2014 album Animism (winner of the Polaris Prize in 2014), 2016’s Retribution is even more musically aggressive, political, challenging, and spine tingling.
Retribution is an album of tremendous musicality and electric emotional charge given its serious subject matter. The album paints a portrait of a violent world in crisis, hovering on the brink of destruction. It’s an album about celebrating the great strength of women; it’s about rejecting the toxic, militaristic masculinity that’s taken over the world since the rise of Western industrial capitalism, and is rapidly destroying human life support systems through climate change and pollution.