A Tribe Called Red - Public Q&A

A Tribe Called Red - Public Q&A

Wed · July 25, 2018

7:00 pm (event ends at 8:30 pm)

Studio Bell

Calgary, AB

$16.00 - $20.00

A Tribe Called Red is a modern gateway into urban and contemporary indigenous culture and experience, celebrating all its layers and complexity. Currently made comprised of Bear Witness and 2oolman, ATCR first formed in 2008 with roots in Ottawa’s Club Babylon’s uplifting and inclusive Electric Pow Wow nights that united an eclectic crowd of indigenous people, music heads, social activists and anyone looking for a great party and a safe space to gather. Electric Pow Wow was the DNA roots of the live ATCR experience that has toured the world. ATCR straddles a broad range of musical influences grounded in modern hip-hop, traditional pow wow drums and vocals, blended with edgy electronic music production. They are part of a vital new generation of artists making a cultural and social impact in Canada alongside a renewed indigenous rights movement.

This event is a public Q&A session with A Tribe Called Red about their music, creative process, and culture.

A Tribe Called Red
A Tribe Called Red
This Ottawa native producer/DJ crew dubs their pioneering sound “pow-wowstep,” a fresh fusion of traditional vocals and drumming with cutting-edge electronic music. It’s art that respectfully pays homage to roots while pushing the envelope, resulting in them being long- listed for the Polaris Music Prize and nominees for the 2013 Juno awards in two categories. While getting accolades and shaking up club culture, they’re also the hip face of an urban native youth renaissance and resistance. DJ Bear Witness doubles as the crew’s visual artist, creating stunning, political and sometimes humorous videos that incorporate film and pop culture references to native people and reclaim the aboriginal image. The modern and ancient complement one another gracefully as dark synths meld with stuttering stabs of bass, juxtaposed with mournful other-era chants.
Venue Information:
Studio Bell
850 4 Street SE.
Calgary, AB, T2G 0X5
http://www.nmc.ca/