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ORIGINS Festival closing night: Tanya Tagaq live performance

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National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

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ORIGINS Festival closing night: Tanya Tagaq live performance

Tanya Tagaq performs an improvised soundtrack to 1922 film, Nanook of the North

According to The Guardian, Tanya Tagaq makes Bjork sound tame and we are excited to welcome her to the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, as part of London's ORIGINS Festival. The legendary Inuit throat singer and tour-de-force vocalist who won the Polaris Music Prize in 2014 will perform an improvised soundscape as silent film, Nanook of the North plays in the background. Nanook of the North was released in 1922 and is thought to be one of the first feature length documentaries. The film follows the lives of an Inuit family and while not without controversies, it has stood the test of time, being considered one of the best documentaries ever made. This is a unique chance to see Tagaq perform in an informal, intimate setting. The event takes place on the Great Map at the heart of the National Maritime Museum. Please note that this is not a seated event - the audience is invited to sit on the floor or remain standing. Please bring proof of student status if you purchase the discounted student ticket. Please note that this is not a seated performance. Guests will be invited to stand or sit on the floor. The event will end at approximately 9pm.

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