Gatineau, Quebec — Bursting forth from Canada’s capital, native Producer/DJ crew A Tribe Called Red is producing a truly unique sound that’s impacting the global electronic scene and urban club culture. Since 2010 the group – made up of two-time Canadian DMC Champion DJ Shub, DJ NDN and DJ Bear Witness – has been mixing traditional pow wow vocals and drumming with cutting-edge electronic music. Their self-titled album, released in March 2012, was long-listed for Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize and included in the Washington Post’s top 10 albums of the year.
The drum of the Pow Wow, at least the electronic version is going to beat in Ottawa. The Canadian Museum of Civilization invites you to dance the night away at an electronic powwow on Thursday, August 29. Join us as A Tribe Called Red brings its turntables and giant screens to the Grand Hall for a spectacular show certain to please lovers of dance, electronic music and multimedia projections.
With a funky mix of electro-pop, hand-clapping, traditional singing and drumming, A Tribe Called Red creates an unforgettable sound that will get you up and dancing. Tickets: $10, available online, at the Museum Box Office, or by calling 819-776-7000.
This show is presented in conjunction with Indigenous and Urban, an exhibition/performance space featuring works by Canadian Aboriginal artists — including sculpture, photography, printmaking, video and live performance — until September 2.
Originally from Ottawa, the group’s members — DJ Shub, DJ NDN and Bear Witness — have created a unique sound, blending recordings of historical powwows with hypnotic electronic beats. Within a few short years, they’ve become one of the faces of an urban Aboriginal youth renaissance — championing their heritage and speaking out on Aboriginal issues, while staying on the cutting edge of popular music, fashion and art.
Last spring, A Tribe Called Red released its second full-length album, Nation II Nation, on Tribal Spirit Music. The album was shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize as one of the year’s ten best Canadian albums. Their first album, released in 2012, was named on of the year’s top ten albums by the Washington Post.
Within a couple of years they’ve become the face of an urban Native youth renaissance, championing their heritage and speaking out on aboriginal issues, while being on top of popular music, fashion and art.
Urban Powwow with A Tribe Called Red
Thursday, August 29
More information is available at www.civilization.ca or by calling 819-776-7000 or 1-800-555-5621.