A Tribe Called Red Announce Fredericton Performance

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JUNO Award-winning ensemble to play Boyce Farmer’s Market August 18.

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(Fredericton, NB) – Bursting forth from Canada’s capital, JUNO Award-winning native Producer/DJ crew A Tribe Called Red is producing a truly unique sound that’s impacting the global electronic scene and urban club culture. They will perform at the Boyce Farmers Market in Fredericton on Thursday, Aug. 18.

Since 2010 the group – currently made up of DJ NDN, Bear Witness and 2oolman – has been mixing traditional pow wow vocals and drumming with cutting-edge electronic music. Their self-titled album, released in March 2012, was long-listed for Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize and included in the Washington Post’s top 10 albums of the year.

In a sense, A Tribe Called Red’s music is the soundtrack to a contemporary evolution of the pow wow: their Electric Pow Wow events in Ottawa showcase native talent and aboriginal culture, alongside an open, wild party. Within a couple of years they’ve become the face of an urban Native youth renaissance, championing their heritage and speaking out on aboriginal issues, while being on top of popular music, fashion and art. Bear Witness doubles as the crew’s visual artist and creates stunning, political and sometimes humorous videos that incorporate film and pop culture references to native people and reclaim the aboriginal image.

A Tribe Called Red released their second full-length album, Nation II Nation in Canada and in the USA on Tribal Spirit Music in 2013. The album was nominated on the shortlist of the Polaris Music Prize as one of the 10 best Canadian album of the year, four APCMAs (Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award) for best group, best producer, best album and best cover art and it won them the 2014 JUNO Award for Breakthrough Group of the Year. They have also collaborated and produced one of the last known Das Racist songs called “Indians From All Directions” as well as the song “A Tribe Called Red” on Angel Haze’s album Dirty Gold.

“There are emotions expressed on this record that I’ve never heard in any other dance music; it’s exciting and fulfilling at the same time.” – exclaim 

”There’s a proud strength to this record – a tribe’s manifesto and ownership of its traditional music, presented possessively and in a contemporary way.” – The Globe and Mail


Tickets are $27.99 in advance and $32.99 day of show (including tax and service fee) and will be available at the etixnow kiosk in Isaac’s Way (649 Queen Street) and online at sonicconcerts.com. Additional fees may apply.
This show is restricted to ages 19+ with valid ID. Doors open at 7 p.m.
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