Today, critically acclaimed Canadian DJ duo, A Tribe Called Red, drop their newest single, The OG, featuring frequent collaborators, Black Bear – a group of Pow Wow singers and drum group hailing from Manawan, Quebec, who appeared on earlier hit tracks, Stadium Pow Wow, R.E.D. and Indian City. The OG is a celebration of Cree Lawmaker, Romeo Saganash’s, speech inside the House of Commons last September, surrounding the Trans Mountain Pipeline and Indigenous rights. Tribe was inspired by his words and the track opens with a line of Saganash’s speech, accompanied by a drum line, setting the tone for the remainder of the song.
Listen to The OG here.
“It would be impossible to overstate the impact that Romeo Saganash’s words had on the Indigenous world and on us personally. We feel that the stand he took that day in parliament needs to be remembered, memorialized and commemorated. This is a celebration of that moment. Romeo, the Halluci Nation salutes you,” Tribe’s Bear Witness explains.
Tribe’s latest album, We Are The Halluci Nation, was released in 2016 to world-wide critical acclaim. The record earned the group a spot on the 2016 Polaris Music Prize Short List, a JUNO win at the 2017 Awards for Producer of the Year, and a 2018 JUNO Award for Group of the Year. We Are The Halluci Nation is a visionary blend of electronic and dance music that’s forward-thinking with a deep sense of heritage and cultural identity.
A Tribe Called Red is touring throughout the summer, with Canadian dates across the country. Full details can be found below, and keep an eye out for more to come news on the group through 2019.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
07/12: Calgary, AB – Calgary Stampede
07/13: Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
07/17: San Francisco, CA – The Independent
07/19: Seattle, WA – Capitol Hill Block Party
07/21: Portland, Oregon – Wonder Ballroom
07/22: Spokane, WA – Lucky You Lounge
07/25: Edmonton, AB – K Days
07/27: Squamish, BC – Squamish Constellation Festival
08/09: Regina, SK – Regina Folk Festival
08/11: Salmo, BC – Shambhala Music Festival
08/17: Peterborough, ON – Peterborough Folk Fest
08/18: Elora, ON – Canada Riverfest Elora
08/21: Halifax, NS – The Marquee Ballroom
08/30: Quebec City, QC – Place de l’Assemblée-Nationale
08/31: Montreal, QC – Mile Ex End 2019
09/01: Toronto, ON – CNE
09/13: Brooklyn, NY – Open Air
09/14: Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Showcase Lounge
09/28: Washington, DC – The Kennedy Center
11/02: Copenhagen, DE – Alice PH
11/04: Berlin, DE – Lido Berlin
11/06: Munich, DE – Kranhalle Feierwerk