Taqralik Partridge and Geronimo Inutiq
Friday, March 5, 7:00 pm, HC L-1
Creative Works: Taqralik Partridge and Geronimo Inutiq
Originally from Kuujjuaq, Nunavik (Arctic Quebec), Taqralik Partridge is a spoken word artist, writer and throatsinger of Inuit and Scottish heritage. As an urban Inuk, Taqralik – now making Montreal her home – speaks to city life in the south with a unique style grounded in the tradition of Inuit storytelling blended with gritty urban speak. Taqralik weaves real-life stories with choppy rhymes, barely-breathed lullabies and throatsinging, – and does not shrink from heavy subjects like sexual abuse, violence or poverty. Geronimo Inutiq will accompany her to take full advantage of the musical portion of her amazing talent. Using electronic music equipment, Geronimo Inutiq presents sounds and music referencing dub, electronica, urban music, electroacoustics, and all with the cultural filter of having originated in the changing face of the Canadian arctic. His music resonates with the sounds of nature, traditional songs, throatsinging, and drumming. This visit has been generously funded by The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The Canadian Circumpolar Institute, The Faculty of Arts, Comparative Literature Program, The Faculty of Native Studies, and the Canadian Literature Center.