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Taqralik Partridge

Taqralik is a spoken word performer, Inuit throatsinger, voice actor and writer originally from Kuujjuaq, Nunavik (Northern Quebec). She has performed on stages from Toronto to Iqaluit to the UK and Norway, and will be a featured artist onstage at the Aboriginial Pavillion during the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. Taqralik’s voice can be heard on everything from the soundtrack to the BBC’s Billy ConnollyJourney to the Edge of the World, to ads in Inuktitut, French and English for the Government of Canada. She has toured with the Orchestre symphonique de Montreal under the direction of Kent Nagano, and produced works under commission for the CBC. Her poetic work communicates a mix of influences from hip-hop to Inuit story-telling. Taqralik is one of the featured emerging artists in the CBC’s Next! series. In 2008 she co-founded Tusarniq — a crossroads festival featuring indigenous artists from around the world held annually in Montreal’s always-in-style Plateau. Some of Taqralik’s work can be found on CBC Radio Two’s Concerts On Demand site and on her myspace page, featuring music by multi-talented musicians Guido del Fabbro and Philippe Brault.

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