Indigenous Music Album of the Year 2017

WINNER

Quantum Tangle

Tiny Hands

Category:

Indigenous Music Album of the Year

Year:

2017

Label:

Coax*Independent

Fusing of old-world sounds and new-world flair, Quantum Tangle’s Tiffany Ayalik and Greyson Gritt are embracing their blended backgrounds. Combining their talents of throat singing, haunting melodies and traditional legends, Gritt and Ayalik are excited to present a circumpolar mix of flavours from across Canada. As Ayalik charismatically embodies her stories, Gritt infuses it with a soulful blues to create an experience that consumes the senses. Gritt and Ayalik are constantly inspired by their diverse, political climate to create work that comforts the disturbed and disturbs the comfortable. Drawing on their Indigenous roots, Gritt and Ayalik specifically tailor works to examine systematic racism, dismantling ideologies put in place by colonialism and empowering marginalized groups through music. Vocal advocates for gender- equality and the need for safe-spaces, Quantum Tangle looks back through history to challenge, educate and encourage the next generation to be socially aware. Quantum Tangle leads a series of school workshops and performances focused on Indigenous issues in Northern Canada to go along with their public performances.