West End Cultural Centre: Tanya Tagaq ‘Retribution’ Album Release, March 18

The West End Cultural Centre presents:

Tanya Tagaq 'Retribution' Album Release

Saturday, March 18th, 2017 – Tickets available Friday, November 25th

Inuit throat singer and artist Tanya Tagaq celebrates the release of her newest album 'Retribution' at the West End Cultural Centre on Saturday, March 18th, 2017.
Tickets are $35 in advance

Listen to 'Retribuition' HERE

Tanya Tagaq follows up her 2014 Polaris Prize winning album 'Animism' with 'Retribution', an even more musically and politically aggressive, powerful, spine tingling masterpiece.

This album is about rape: rape of women, rape of the land, rape of children, despoiling of traditional lands without consent. The last track of the album is a cover of Nirvana's 'Rape Me' and is at least a hundred times more chilling than the original.

'Retribution' is Tagaq's portrait of a violent world in crisis, a cohesive, whole statement, a complex, exhilarating, howling protest that links lack of respect for women's rights to lack of respect for the planet to a lack of respect for Indigenous rights.

Attempt to listen to this album without weeping, without shuddering, without feeling it's intense power and immediacy.

Pitchfork - "By more readily embracing rock and rap forms, Retribution stands to lure a wider audience into Tagaq's unsettled sound world—but only to ensnare it like prey as she goes in for the kill."

Rolling Stone - "A dissonant, distortion-saturated art-metal blizzard."

CBC Music - "It's maybe through Tagaq's giving nature that she's so effectively able to address what's been taken."

NPR Music - "The songs on Retribution encompass terror, rage, ecstasy, adoration and bone-leeching sadness, and they do so with a seemingly uninterrupted line of communication to their source."



With help from our partners and sponsors Assiniboine Credit Union, Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg Arts Council, UMFM, The Government of Canada, and The Government of Manitoba.

Tanya Tagaq 'Retribution' Album Release
Saturday, March 18th, 2017 @ The West End Cultural Centre

Doors 7:15 pm | Show 8:00 pm

Tickets: $35 advance/$40 door

Tickets available Friday, November 25th at 10am.

Available at the West End Cultural Centre, Ticketfly, Into The Music and Music Trader