Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

A Tribe Called Red in Concert on Museum Hill

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August 14, 2014

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The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian Present A Concert on Museum Hill with A Tribe Called Red

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in collaboration with The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian will present a live concert with acclaimed Native group, A Tribe Called Red. The three-man First Nation’s crew is one of Canada’s most prestigious groups. The event will be on Thursday, August 21 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology which is located on Museum Hill at 710 Camino Lejo, off Old Santa Fe Trail in Santa Fe, N.M. with free admission and doors opening at 8 p.m.

Three Native DJs from Ottawa, Canada, Ian "DJ NDN" Campeau, Dan "DJ Shub" General and Bear Witness, produce A Tribe Called Red’s unique signature style known as PowWow Step. Mixing traditional Aboriginal pow wow vocals and drumming with cutting-edge electronic music, the group has 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.”

A Tribe Called Red released two albums – A Tribe Called Red (2012) and Nation II Nation (2013) - since its creation in 2010. Their self-titled album was part of Washington Post’s top 10 albums of the year in 2012. Released in May 2013, Nation II Nation was nominated for Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award for best group, best producer, best album and best cover art.

The group has blown people away with its exceptional mixing and sound effects showcasing a modern evolution of the pow wow sounds. Incredible engaged in the community, especially involved with Native Youth, A Tribe Called Red came to make the difference in the Native and Non-Native music scene.

For more details about the concert and additional events that are part of the Native Cinema Showcase and Indian Market, please visit www.AmericanIndian.si.edu or www.indianartsandcultures.org. Join the conversation on Twitter @SmithsonianNMAI and use the hashtag #NCS2014 and #ATribeCalledRed.

MEDIA: For images and to arrange interviews please contact Leonda Levchuk (202) 633-6613; levchukl@si.edu

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