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In many cultures, song is perhaps one of the most important traditions. What is extraordinary about the Inuit musical tradition is the way they create their songs - with notes originating from their throats. The song isn't interrupted even when a breath has to be taken. The 6 tracks in this album focus on Tanya Tagaq, who describes the amazing art of throat singing and how her heritage and culture, carried in her heart forever, has driven her to continue with this unique tradition. This material is drawn from The Open University course AA317, Words and music.

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In many cultures, song is perhaps one of the most important traditions. What is extraordinary about the Inuit musical tradition is the way they create their songs - with notes originating from their throats. The song isn't interrupted even when a breath has to be taken. The 6 tracks in this album focus on Tanya Tagaq, who describes the amazing art of throat singing and how her heritage and culture, carried in her heart forever, has driven her to continue with this unique tradition. This material is drawn from The Open University course AA317, Words and music.

    Inuit Throat Singing

    Inuit Throat Singing

    A short introduction to this album.

    • 54 sec
    Transcript -- Inuit Throat Singing

    Transcript -- Inuit Throat Singing

    A short introduction to this album.

    • video
    Tanya Tagaq – Throat Singing

    Tanya Tagaq – Throat Singing

    The background to throat singing and an example song – husky slipping on ice

    • 3 min
    Transcript -- Tanya Tagaq – Throat Singing

    Transcript -- Tanya Tagaq – Throat Singing

    The background to throat singing and an example song – husky slipping on ice

    • video
    Learning throat singing

    Learning throat singing

    How & why Tanya learnt throat singing

    • 2 min
    Transcript -- Learning throat singing

    Transcript -- Learning throat singing

    How & why Tanya learnt throat singing

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