First Listen Fridays: Nelson Tagoona
You may have heard beat boxing, but you’ve never heard beat boxing like this.
On Week 8 of First Listen Fridays, you’ll meet Nunavut’s Nelson Tagoona, the pioneer of a distinct and dynamic art form called throat boxing. Fusing elements of traditional Inuit throat singing and live looping with standard beat boxing, Nelson has created a sound that honours his culture, embraces technology and resonates with audiences across the world.
On this week’s edition of First Listen Fridays, Nelson talks about inspiring youth through music, sharing the stage with Nelly Furtado at Aboriginal Day Live and more. You’ll also hear the exclusive premiere of his powerful new beat, The Rain Can’t Stop.
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