I kept thinking: Does Stephen Harper have any idea the power that A Tribe Called Red is unleashing?
What was extraordinary was that this wasn’t a political event. It was the Art Gallery of Ontario, where a large crowd had gathered to hear A Tribe Called Red (ATCR) play their unique blend of Aboriginal “Pow Wow” music and contemporary club music. ATCR is bridging a chasm. Everyone — aboriginal, non-aboriginal, young, old — was going wild to this indigenous music that sounds so fresh and so cool. Canadians of all shapes and sizes were on their feet dancing, shouting, jumping…
ATCR is part of a wave of new Indigenous Music that is making Aboriginal culture very cool.
My strong sense that evening was that this will change the political conversation in Canada because it changes the public perception — the identity of Indigenous people has now morphed into cool, powerful, potent.
Read more: frankejames.com/ago-a-tribe-called-red/
A Tribe Called Red: The Road.
Bear Witness, Ian (DJ NDN) Campeau, Dan (DJ Shub) General.
Filmed by artists Franke James and Billiam James using camera phones at AGO's 1st Thursday event in the Walker Court on Feb 7, 2013.
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