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Jazzfest: Tanya Tagaq will be a stirring experience

I once had the opportunity to watch Tanya Tagaq perform in what seemed to me the unlikeliest of situations: in the community hall of her own hometown Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, in front of an audience of German tourists sporting thick coats in the middle of August, from a cruise ship making its way through the […]

Tanya Tagaq plays the best punk show ever

The folks at the NAC might be kicking themselves for having booked Tanya Tagaq into the small Fourth Stage instead of one of their larger rooms: the show was booked before she won the Polaris Prize, reignited the debate in Canada over the seal hunt, and changed the way many Canadians think about Inuit musical […]

Crowd at House of Paint

Apartment613 Live for September 19, 2012

On this week’s episode of Apartment613 Live, Trevor and I are finally reunited after a summer of loneliness. We talk to Francesco Corsaro and Khalia Scott from the Festival X organizing committee. We catch-up on Nuit Blanche with co-curator Megan Smith and we learn who the former Xpress editor will be defending at tonight’s Polaris Prize […]