What a year 2011 has been for Indigenous music! From new music by time-tested artists to surprising new splashes on the scene, here’s four artists we’re keeping our eye on as we move into the New Year. You’ll want to pay attention to these artists for great new things in 2012. …read more »
A Tribe Called Red
DJ’s NDN (Nipissing First Nation), Bear Witness (Cayuga), and 2oolman (Mohawk/Six Nations) are A Tribe Called Red. Bursting forth from Canada’s capital, 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. Since 2010 the group – currently made up 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. ATCR creates an eclectic sound made up of a wide variety of musical styles ranging from Hip-Hop, Dance Hall, Electronic, and their own mash-up of club and Pow Wow music, known as Pow Wow Step.
A Tribe Called Red collaborates with archival wax cylinder recordings made by Cayuga chief Alexander J. General in the 1930s to create new track General Generations. …read more »
From roots to hip-hop, from the dance floor to the soft seat theatre, here’s this weekend’s live music picks from RPM. …read more »
We asked Six Nations blues-rocker Derek Miller what he’s watching on YouTube lately and he gave us this list of his current favourites.
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From Juneau, Alaska, to Toronto, Ontario, to Boise, Idaho, Indigenous live music is making noise all across Turtle Island this weekend. Here’s RPM’s top ten picks. …read more »
From powwow to electric powwow, this weekend is packed with Indigenous live music events from coast to coast. Here are RPM’s picks for the weekend. …read more »
While Aboriginal Music Week is for all of Turtle Island, it does primarily feature artists based in Canada. This year’s festival, however, made headlines in American newspaper USA Today. …read more »
Indigenous Peoples across Turtle Island have been dancing and drumming for generations but, in the 21st century, that rhythmic spirit is finding new forms of creative expression. In our tenth episode, the powwow gets plugged in, mashed up and remixed. …read more »
It’s here again – Aboriginal Music Week! Indigenous artists, music fans and industry are flocking to Winnipeg, Manitoba, this week for one of the largest Indigenous music festivals on Turtle Island. …read more »
Last week, RPM was in attendance at the 2011 imagineNATIVE festival in Toronto, Ontario. It was five days filled with inspiring, moving, and important films, and equally inspiring and exciting connections with community. …read more »