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An example of a thing that makes me cry ...

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... is this video, of Tanya Tagaq and Celina Kalluk throat singing together. What I love about it is how connected and smiley they are. I feel like maybe it's rare to see women being playful and collaborative and affectionate and improvising with each other? I don't know, but I just love it so much.



Here is a bit about Inuit throat singing, from Wikipedia:

"Two women face each other usually in a standing position and holding each other's arms. One singer leads by setting a short rhythmic pattern, which she repeats leaving brief silent intervals between each repetition. The other singer fills in the gap with another rhythmic pattern. The sounds used include voiced sounds as well as unvoiced ones, both through inhalation or exhalation."

I dunno you guys. I just love that it's women. I love the twinkles in their eyes. I love how at ease they look. I love that it feels like Riot Grrrl.

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zepharum
Sep. 11th, 2012 03:24 am (UTC)
OMG! That's Shamik! He's an old friend and co-worker. He used to crash on our couch all the time and was terrified of my cat. Small world stuff!
tree_of_jessie
Sep. 11th, 2012 06:12 am (UTC)
i love that it sounds like bjork!!

hehehe
locketportrait
Sep. 11th, 2012 05:12 pm (UTC)
I was at this performance! It was so amazing and Tanya Tagaq was as charming as all get out.
kira_lynn
Sep. 12th, 2012 03:04 am (UTC)
"being playful and collaborative and affectionate and improvising with each other"
I knew that was your favourite thing.
hyperallergina
Sep. 14th, 2012 02:56 am (UTC)
That is the description of a functional relationship/friendship in my mind. xoxox
vix
Sep. 12th, 2012 10:55 pm (UTC)
This is fascinating stuff.
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