A Tribe Called Red


I really enjoy this band. They have combined electronic, hip hop and traditional drum. I can relate to it as an urban aboriginal. It seems like a natural progression from the Pow Wows with MCs’ using microphones in large exhibition halls. The noise has already been electrified but now it is stylized. Tiff recently used their song Electric Pow Wow Drum in their promotional video for the First Peoples Cinema that was showed at the Tiff Lightbox this past summer (2012). It was a great collection of videos but not enough people went to see them.  Unlike Imagine Native that filled the theater for all its showings.

You can sample their music at the CBC website. You can get their album for free here.

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