Area residents and fans of A Tribe Called Red were invited to a public Q&A session with Bear Witness, 2oolman, and DeeJay NDN at the Urban Aboriginal High School (the former Etienne Brule School) this afternoon.
The discussion with the Ottawa-based trio was facilitated by members of the 4Rs Youth Movement, Urban Indigenous Youth for Change, Soo York City Urban Arts Collective, and Social Entrepreneurship Evolution de l'entrepreneuriat social.
This afternoon's event was a lead-in to a free concert happening tonight as part of A Tribe Called Red's RezTour that includes stops in Moose Factory, Thunder Bay, Wikwemikong and Nipissing.
Originally scheduled outdoors at the ballpark, the threat of less than desirable weather has moved the show indoors to the Rankin Arena.
Full event details are listed below in a news release issued today by Batchewana First Nation.
As part of Batchewana First Nation’s family fun day A Tribe Called Red will perform at the Rankin Arena tonight from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
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.
Everyone is welcome; entry is by cash or canned food donation.
Date and time: August 25, 2015 7 p.m.
Location: Rankin Arena, 17 Batchewana Street, Batchewana First Nation, ON
Who: A Tribe Called Red/ Chief Dean Sayers, Batchewana First Nation of Ojibways
(PHOTO: A Tribe Called Red met with fans following a public Q&A session at the Urban Aboriginal High School on Tuesday, August 25, 2015. Donna Hopper/SooToday)