Presented by the Arts and Culture Centre, Tanya Tagaq is an improvisational performer, avant-garde composer and experimental recording artist whose music defies categorization, fusing elements of punk, metal, and electronica. Tanya's sound challenges static ideas of genre and culture, and contends with themes of environmentalism, human rights and post-colonial issues. This will be the first time that Tagaq will perform in Newfoundland. Tagaq has received much critical praise and recognition for her innovative and powerful album Animism, including a Juno Award in 2015, Canadian Folk Music Award, Western Canadian Music Association Awards, and the prestigious Polaris Music Prize. She is also a keynote speaker at the Inuit Studies Conference. The Tagaq concert will crown a busy day of the conference, festivities, and art as part of the katingavik inuit arts festival.