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Buffy Sainte-Marie And Tanya Tagaq On Polaris Podcast

Buffy Sainte-Marie and Tanya Tagaq.

Buffy Sainte-Marie and Tanya Tagaq.

Awhile back my employers at the Polaris Music Prize managed to get past champions Buffy Sainte-Marie and Tanya Tagaq together in a room to collaborate on a song called “You Got To Run (Spirit Of The Wind).”

As a piece of bonus content, we also turned the making of the song into a full Polaris Podcast episode.

You can listen to the episode below.

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Behind Buffy Sainte-Marie And Tanya Tagaq’s Collaboration

Buffy Sainte-Marie and Tanya Tagaq on the Polaris Podcast

Buffy Sainte-Marie and Tanya Tagaq on the Polaris Podcast

Polaris Music Prize winners Buffy Sainte-Marie and Tanya Tagaq teamed up awhile ago to create the song “You Got To Run (Spirit Of The Wind)” together.

The pair talked about the song as well as a number of other issues in episode five of the Polaris Podcast, which I had a hand in helping put together.

The song was recorded in fall 2016 at Orange Lounge in Toronto with producer Jon Levine (Nelly Furtado, K’naan, Drake). It was mixed by Howie Beck (Feist, Hannah Georgas, Jason Collett).

The song was inspired by champion dogsled racer George Attla, who competed in the first-ever Iditarod dog sled race in 1973 and was the subject of the 1979 film, Spirit Of The Wind.

To listen click on the player below.

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Tagaq Wants Us All To Eat A Seal Steak

Tanya Tagaq

Tanya Tagaq

Tanya Tagaq just capped off a Toronto-Montreal whirlwind of sellout shows further proving she’s one of the most dynamic musicians in Canada right now.

This seemed like a good enough reason for Sarah to further explore her recent conversation with the Polaris Music Prize champ.

For this piece Sarah and Tagaq went deeper into politics of eating seal meat.

You can read the whole story at Huffington Post Music Canada by clicking here.

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Tanya Tagaq’s State Of The Nation

Tanya Tagaq

Tanya Tagaq

When Tanya Tagaq won the Polaris Music Prize in September it put the Inuk throat singer in a very high profile spotlight.

And Tagaq has been using that spotlight to good effect: shedding light on the unacceptable response to the level of murdered or missing aboriginal women in Canada, taking on PETA for their stance on the seal hunt, and throwing down about Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Sarah talked to Tagaq about these things and a whole lot more for an in-depth interview at Huffington Post Music Canada.

To read the interview go here.

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