May 11, 2018

Friday, 7:30 PM

(le) poisson rouge

158 Bleecker Street, Manhattan

 

$30 advance/$35 day of show | 18+

 

Standing room with limited unreserved seating

 

Canada's celebrated Inuk performer Tanya Tagaq employs exquisite, unnerving vocal improvisations that blend vocal techniques from metal, rock, improvisational and new music worlds with elements of Inuit throat singing. Tanya’s heritage is never far from her mind, and it has a political edge (growing up in a majority Inuit area, Tanya saw the effects of Canadian attempts to systematically dismantle Inuit culture). Tagaq’s art challenges static ideas of genre and culture and contends with themes of environmentalism, human rights, and colonialism.

Hailed by Rolling Stone as “one of today's most electric, transfixing performers in any genre,” Tagaq was the recipient of Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize in 2014 for her album "Animism." She has also been named to the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest honors. Tanya’s most recent album “Retribution” was released in fall 2016, landing on many of the year’s ‘best of’ lists, with Fader calling it “one of the most stunning records you’ll hear this year, or maybe ever.”

 

She taps into humanity's most naked emotions and forces them into the spotlight... the best musical performance any of us had ever seen." – Vice Music

 

 

Eva Salina & Peter Stan

 

In their collaboration, Eva Salina & Peter Stan pick up and continue an interrupted legacy of empowered female voices in Balkan Romani (gypsy) music. Amplifying voices of past generations of Romani women musicians, Eva & Peter employ tenderness, grace, passion and a commitment to keeping these songs alive and evolving, while inspiring and teaching young people in the Balkans & Balkan diaspora to participate in living traditions. Eva & Peter were featured artists at globalFEST 2018 ( “poised, lustrous”—NY Times, 1/15/18), and released their first duo album, SUDBINA (“...darkly glorious”—Popmatters), 3/30/2018 on Vogiton Records.

 

This concert is part of our Counterpoint Series.

 

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