Decolonization, Dance, and Hipster Headdresses – A Tribe Called Red comes to Massachusetts

Interview with A Tribe Called Red


By Vanessa Lynch

A Tribe Called Red comes to Mass MoCa

A Tribe Called Red’s released their first album in 2012 around the same time Idle No More started. I first heard their music a few months later on a short documentary about Idle No More, Oakland that a friend of mine posted on facebook. I proceeded to download their first album immediately (it’s free on their website) and have basically been listening to it non-stop since then. They just released their second album, “Nation II Nation” which is full of amazing collaboration songs like, “NDNS from All Directions” with Das Racist and a remix of Kanye’s Power with Javiar Estrada. Their music is traditional drums and non stop dance beats.

They’ve just finished their U.S. tour working with Gogol Bordello and bringing the house down all across Turtle Island. We caught up with Bear Witness and Ian (DJ NDN) after their performance at MassMoCa to talk about…

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