A Tribe Called Red, share their newest single, Ba Na Na. Featuring guest performers, Odario, Haviah Mighty, and Chippewa Travellers, Ba Na Na perfectly showcases Tribe’s signature way of blending sounds and worlds. Listen to the track here.
“The Halluci Nation has two new members,” exclaims Tribe’s Bear Witness. “Odario, Haviah Mighty and Chippewa Travellers came to help us to celebrate the late summer sun. This song is about the pure enjoyment of dancing and getting sweaty… but this is not without a purpose. This song is for the people who are working hard to make the world a better place than the one they were left with. This is for the fighters and the defenders. Part of being strong is also taking the time to stop, let go and release. Our DNA is of earth and sky.”
“I was really excited to be a part of the process with A Tribe Called Red and Odario,” reflects Haviah Mighty. “The idea was fun, free-spirited summer vibes that everyone can vibe to, and I had the freedom to kind of take whatever approach on the chorus of the record. For me, I think something that culturally brings us all together is the vibes of Caribana. That carnival vibe; that fun, free-spirited, get together vibe; the energy, the floats, the parade.
It’s kind of collective national pride and it’s something that the track gave in the production of itself; the elements infused – so the approach I took on the chorus was a clever approach to referencing Caribana, but also focusing on good vibes, good energy and good people. Something that is celebratory for people that live in the six, celebratory for people that live north of the border and something that’s kind of an anthem for us.”
“If you think about it, there is no song on planet earth like Ba Na Na,” adds Odario. “The worlds that are blending here sound seamless and work together like magic. Hearing the Chippewa Travellers over heavy tropical beats put me in a trance-like no other. I’m proud to be a part of this journey, droppin’ gems over ATCR beats. Working with Haviah Mighty has been in the works for a while now, she is a force and a boss. We all admire each other’s energy (having worked on separate projects together). As the saying goes, everything happens as it should. Ba Na Na is adding spicy Canadian flavour to Summer 19. It’s a special song.”
A Tribe Called Red are halfway through their Canadian summer tour dates as the group makes their way to the east coast before heading down to the US. Don’t miss out on their upcoming shows, all details are below.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
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