WHATIFTHEWORLD is pleased to announce that Athi-Patra Ruga will be premiering his performance ‘Queens in Exile’ – featuring Angel-Ho and Tanya Tagaq, at the Nordwind Festival in Hamburg on the 16th of December 2017 .
In this performance, the South African performer and visual artist Athi-Patra Ruga and the Canadian singer Tanya Tagaq gives voice to Throat Singing, a traditional First Nations songform animating Athi-Patra Ruga’s epitome The Versatile Queen Ivy (2013-Present). In his interdisciplinary work spanning video, dance, photography and performance, Athi-Patra Ruga questions identity constructions that are clearly determined by gender, nationality and sexuality. For NORDWIND, Athi-Patra Ruga and Tanya Tagaq are working together for the first time to present songs of expulsion and unrequited love, which set the attitude to life of a generation in exile and build a musical bridge between the Canadian throat singing and the overtone singing (“umngqokolo”) of the Xhosa. With the concert performance QUEENS IN EXILE they celebrate together with the musician and performer Angel-Ho a dystopian ritual of abysmal energy.
Time: Saturday 16 December at 21h00
Venue: Kampnagel – K2 [Hamburg]
Tickets: 15 euros
Duration: approx. 60 min
In English and Xhosa