Canadian electronic music group A Tribe Called Red has been together for a few years now and their reputation keeps growing. They are based in Ottawa and are comprised of three DJs – Ian “DJ NDN” Campeau, Tim “2oolman” Hill and Bear Witness. Their music is a mixture of hip hop, reggae and dubstep with elements of First Nations music like vocal chanting and drumming. Some have dubbed their sound as powwow-step.
They originally got together in 2007 and chose their name in homage to 90s hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest. In the beginning they worked as DJs at different First Nations’ events and parties. After releasing some of their tracks online they then self-released their debut album as a free download in 2012. Amazingly the album was on the list of nominees for the 2012 Polaris Music Prize. The follow up album came in 2013 and was called Nation II Nation and again was on the list of nominees for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize.
In 2014 the group earned two Juno Award nominations and won the Breakthrough Group of the Year Award. This year they released their third album, We Are the Halluci Nation.
The general admission show is sold out.
-Date: December 15, 2016
-Venue: Corona Theatre
-Ticket Purchase: www.evenko.ca
-Ticket Price: $32.50 (plus handling charges)
-Show Time: 8:00 p.m. (Doors @ 7:00 p.m.)