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NEWS: Nunavut July 01, 2012 - 9:01 am

Photo: Nelson Tagoona sends a message

SAMANTHA DAWSON
Nelson Tagoona, the inventor of solo throat boxing (a mixture of throat singing and hip hop beat boxing) had a message for more than 100 kids who gathered to watch him beat and throat box at an Alianait workshop outside of the big top tent July 1 — and that’s not to dwell on negative thoughts. Many of them started break-dancing while Tagoona performed. “The kids did an amazing job, because it takes a lot to have that much confidence to come up in front of a hundred strangers,” he said. Tagoona, who is from Baker Lake, said it was one of his best performances. When he played a pre-Alianait School’s Out Concert June 23, “It taught me how to connect with youth, eye-to-eye, realistically, not everybody could go up and say ‘yeah, yeah, one of my parents or my best friend killed himself, and I can’t deal with that’ I try to bring a more softer feel to it, that it’s easy that you could come up, that you could step up, you could put your shoe down and say yeah it’s ok,” he said. (PHOTO BY SAMANTHA DAWSON)
Nelson Tagoona, the inventor of solo throat boxing (a mixture of throat singing and hip hop beat boxing) had a message for more than 100 kids who gathered to watch him beat and throat box at an Alianait workshop outside of the big top tent July 1 — and that’s not to dwell on negative thoughts. Many of them started break-dancing while Tagoona performed. “The kids did an amazing job, because it takes a lot to have that much confidence to come up in front of a hundred strangers,” he said. Tagoona, who is from Baker Lake, said it was one of his best performances. When he played a pre-Alianait School’s Out Concert June 23, “It taught me how to connect with youth, eye-to-eye, realistically, not everybody could go up and say ‘yeah, yeah, one of my parents or my best friend killed himself, and I can’t deal with that’ I try to bring a more softer feel to it, that it’s easy that you could come up, that you could step up, you could put your shoe down and say yeah it’s ok,” he said. (PHOTO BY SAMANTHA DAWSON)

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