Item 9 - Interview with Tara Kannangara conducted by Hillary Chu

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Interview with Tara Kannangara conducted by Hillary Chu


  • November 15, 2020 (Creation)

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1 video recording (52 min., 47 sec.) : mp4

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Item is a video recorded interview between Hillary Chu (interviewer, representative of FoMARA) and Tara Kannangara (interviewee). Tara Kannangara is a vocalist and instrumentalist known for her diverse sound. She is a Juno-nominated artist, and holds a degree in Jazz studies from the Unviersity of Toronto. Tara has performed across North America at venues including the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., and New York City's Jazz Gallery. Tara is currently a sessional teacher at the University of Toronto in the Faculty of Music's Jazz program. Tara and Hillary's conversation covers topics including assimilation, gender disparity, music pedagogy, racial inequity, and systemic discrimination.

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A censored version (with swear words muted out) of this interview is available here.

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