‘A Tribe Called Red’ Fuses Aboriginal Sounds with House Music

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Sep 27, 2013 • References: atribecalledred and atribecalledred
‘A Tribe Called Red’ is making huge waves in the music industry. Emerging from Ottawa, Canada, this Native producer and DJ crew is making a cultural impact on the global cultural scene. Fusing together Aboriginal sounds with house music beats and notes, this musical group is composed of three members: Bear Witness, DJ Shub and DJ NDN.

Together, they create a fascinating sound with a hint of an RnB vibe, but their ultimate goal is to express their culture in a modern language. The group was highly involved in the club scene even before their major breakthrough in today’s culture. They wish to address Native issues on reservations through their music, and as a result create a completely original and exclusive sound. Their videos feature traditional pow wow dances, which are relevant to their music and parties as part of bringing people together.