A Tribe Called Red: globalFEST 2013 The Canadian group A Tribe Called Red features three DJs who mix Native powwow chant with hip-hop and dubstep, while a dancer spins multicolored hoops. Hear the group, recorded live in concert.
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A Tribe Called Red 2013

A Tribe Called Red: globalFEST 2013

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The night ended with bumping beats down at Webster Hall's Studio space with the Ottawa-based Native collective A Tribe Called Red. The group calls its style "pow wow step" — an imaginative and dance-floor-ready blend of beats, aboriginal singing and dancing, and visuals and audio samples that turn "Indian" stereotypes on their heads. But the most memorable moments in the set come when A Tribe Called Red invites a dancer out to perform a traditional hoop dance, twisting and turning hoops into elegant and beautiful figures.

Set List

  • "Wird"
  • "Native Puppy Love"
  • "Guermo Azteca"
  • "Jumbo"
  • "Murderer"
  • "Electric Pow Wow Drum"
  • "Cherokee People"
  • "The Traveler"
  • "Look At This"
  • "Tribe Awards"
  • "Moombahcore"
  • "The Road"

Credits

Producers: Mito Habe-Evans, Bob Boilen; Videographers: Gabriella Garcia-Pardo, Mito Habe-Evans; Audio Engineer: Kevin Wait; Video Editor: Denise DeBelius Assistant Producer: Denise DeBelius; Special Thanks to: Webster Hall, globalFEST 2013; Executive Producers: Anya Grundmann, Keith Jenkins.

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