We’ll kick off our festival with two Canadian singers, both with major international profiles, Laila Biali and Tanya Tagaq, on 17 April at the Theater am Goetheplatz.
The award-winning singer-songwriter and pianist Laila Biali is no stranger to Bremen: In 2016, she wowed the audience with her jazzahead showcase performance.
As recently as this spring Laila Biali, an award-winning singer/songwriter and pianist, received a Juno Award for her latest album ‟Laila Biali”. The Junos are the Canadian equivalent of the US Grammys. The Washington Times has described the singer/pianist’s musical cosmos as “masterfully mix[ing] jazz and pop, bringing virtuosity and unpredictability to songs that are concise and catchy”.
Line-Up: Laila Biali (voc, p), Ben Wittman (dr), Rob Christian (key, sax), George Koller (b)
In the second part of the concert evening, the singer will be Tanya Tagaq. She is one of the most important representatives of the Inuit, the indigenous people of Canada, and is also one of Canada’s most original and celebrated artists. Although her music is rooted in Inuit throat singing, it has as much to do with electronica, industrial and metal influences as it does with traditional culture. This Inuk punk is known for delivering performances of tremendous urgency and intensity that are visceral and physical and she always sings with full physical commitment. Tanya Tagaq toured the world with Björk in 2001 and received the Polaris Music Prize for her album „Animism“ in 2014.
Line-Up: Tanya Tagaq (voc), Jean Martin (dr, tpt, samples), Bernard Falaise (g), Felipe Ugarte & Naia Ugarte Gillis (tx)
Tickets from 25 €