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Showtime

Saturday 10:30 pm

Origin

Ottawa, Ontario

Genres

Dance, Electronic, Hip-hop, Pow Wow

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A Tribe Called Red

If you’re an Indigenous person living in a country that was forcefully colonized, it’s all too common to find yourself underrepresented and misrepresented if not blatantly and systematically devalued and attacked. Positive role models and a positive self-identity are hard to come by, yet the Canadian DJ collective A Tribe Called Red is a modern gateway into urban and contemporary Indigenous culture and experience, celebrating all its layers and complexity.

Looking to the future, without losing sight of their past, ATCR straddles a broad range of musical influences based in modern hip-hop, traditional pow wow drums and vocals, blended with edgy electronic music production styles. Currently made up of DJ NDN, Bear Witness and 2oolman, ATCR first got together in 2008. They are part of a vital new generation of artists making a cultural and social impact in Canada alongside a renewed Aboriginal rights movement called Idle No More. It’s no accident that Native American activist, poet and musician John Trudell is the first voice you hear on the collective’s third album, We Are The Halluci Nation, as the group considers him a forefather for this movement. The album includes a number of other connections as well, ranging from hip-hop star Yasiin Bey (AKA Mos Def) or Saul Williams to Colombian visual artist and musician Lido Pimienta to native musicians Black Bear, Tanya Tagaq to the Australian aboriginal band OKA or the Swedish-Sami singer Maxida Marak.

A Tribe Called Red promotes inclusivity, empathy and acceptance amongst all races and genders in the name of social justice. They believe that Indigenous people need to define their identity on their own terms. If you share this vision, then you are already part of the Halluci Nation.

“We are the Halluci Nation.”

A Tribe Called Red

Ottawa, Ontario

Aerialists

Vancouver, British Columbia

Andy Shauf

Regina, Saskatchewan

Annie Sumi

North Bay, Ontario

Ansley Simpson

Toronto, Ontario

Barry Miles & The Congregation

Sudbury, Ontario

Bixiga 70

São Paulo, Brazil

Black Bull Moose Singers

Sudbury, Ontario

Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie

Sudbury, Ontario

Buffy Sainte-Marie

Qu'Appelle Valley, Saskatchewan

Dale Pepin

Sudbury, Ontario

Don Ross

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Dr. Tom’s Travelling Medicine Show

Sudbury, Ontario

Emmanuel Gasser (Meltdown Winner)

St. Charles, Ontario

Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band

Waterloo, Ontario

Fred Penner

Toronto, Ontario

Hidden Roots Collective

North Bay, Ontario

Jenny Ritter

Vancouver, British Columbia

Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboys

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

La Bronze

Montréal, Québec

Leonard Sumner

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Les Frérots Rochers (Meltdown Winner)

Sudbury, Ontario

Louis-Philippe Gingras

Montréal, Québec

M.D. Dunn (Meltdown Winner)

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Mclean

Sudbury, Ontario

Miss Sassoeur & Les Sassys

Montreal, Quebec

Music by Jake

Whitby, Ontario

Nick Sherman

Sioux Lookout, Ontario

No Reservations

Sudbury, Ontario

Plugged Nickel String Band

Sudbury, Ontario

Quantum Tangle

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Rabbit and Bear Paws

Peterborough, Ontario

Rae Spoon

Montréal, Québec

Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar

Toronto, Ontario

Shotgun Jimmie

Brandon, Manitoba

The Ape-ettes

Sudbury, Ontario

The Jerry Cans

Iqaluit, Nunavut

The Turbans

London, United Kingdom

Trad

Sudbury, Ontario

TUNS

East Coast, Canada

Whitehorse

Toronto, Ontario

Yukon Blonde

Vancouver, British Columbia