A Tribe Called Red – A Tribe Called Red (2012)

A Tribe Called Red - A Tribe Called Red (2012)

My friend had the pleasure of going to Bonnaroo while I was working out-of-state. He said A Tribe Called Red’s live show was excellent and emphatically insisted that I check them out. They are an aboriginal Canadian dubstep group*. They combine vocal chanting, complex drumlines associated with days long past (sadly), and bass. It sounds like it shouldn’t work, but it does work on both a musical and a cultural level. The idea could go wrong in many ways, so it’s a relief to see that it is handled with a healthy levels of respect and wobble bass.

*In the course of writing this recommendation, I found myself learning about the differences between Native Americans and First Nations Canadians. If I have made any factual errors, please respond in the comments.

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