“There wasn’t anything else like [A Tribe Called Red] at SXSW. There probably isn’t anything else like it on Earth.” Washington Post
“But in the end the dopest thing about ATCR is the way they capture the essence of their Native Heritage, doing so honorably and making it beyond merely accessible, but compelling, damn good music.” Okayplayer
“A Tribe Called Red are more than just a music act; they are an audio-visual, cultural phenomenon” Exclaim
A Tribe Called Red are in Australia to perform for the first time an extensive run of shows throughout the east-coast including headline dates as well as Australian Music Week, The Sydney Opera House’s ‘Homeground’. A Tribe Called Red aims to challenge stereotypes about indigenous people by using video segments taken from pop culture (movies, cartoons) in order to poke fun of the racist imagery. They not only mix tradition with contemporary art via music+video, but also their dancer who mix b-boy style with traditional hoop dancing. You can check them out live here.
The JUNO award winning Canadian collaborative featuring native Producer/DJ crew famous for their experimental blend of instrumental hip-hop, reggae, electronic music and elements of First Nations traditional drumming and chanting are producing a truly unique sound that’s impacting the global electronic scene and urban club culture.
Since 2010 ATCR – currently made up DJ NDN, Bear Witness and 2oolman, have toured the globe performing at festivals such as Coachella, Bonnaroo, Made in America, Electric Forest, Osheaga, Squamish, Global Fest, AfroPunk Fest, Mad Decent Block Party, Jazz Fests (Montreal, New-Orleans, Winnipeg, Halifax, Saskatoon), TIFF, Shambala, Transmusicales de Rennes, The Great Escape and many more.
A Tribe Called Red are doing one North Coast show at Lismore City Hall/NORPA on Saturday the 28th November.
Tickets available norpa.org.au