A Tribe Called Red

Old Rock House Presents

A Tribe Called Red

Sat, November 3, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Ready Room

St. Louis, MO

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

$2 minor surcharge at the door. 

A Tribe Called Red
A Tribe Called Red
If you’re an indigenous person living in a country that was forcefully colonized, it’s all too common to find yourself underrepresented and misrepresented if not blatantly and systematically devalued and attacked. Positive role models and a positive self-identity are hard to come by, yet the Canadian DJ collective A Tribe Called Red is a modern gateway into urban and contemporary indigenous culture and experience, celebrating all its layers and complexity.

Looking to the future, without losing sight of their past, ATCR straddles a broad range of musical influences based in modern hip-hop, traditional pow wow drums and vocals, blended with edgy electronic music production styles. Currently made up of DJ NDN, Bear Witness and 2oolman, ATCR first got together in 2008. They are part of a vital new generation of artists making a cultural and social impact in Canada alongside a renewed Aboriginal rights movement called Idle No More.

ATCR’s uplifting and inclusive Electric Pow Wow nights on the second Saturday of every month have become an institution at Ottawa’s Club Babylon. There and at their shows, a crowd of Aboriginal Canadians (which includes First Nations people, Métis, Inuit, and 631 other nations) mix with social activists, music heads and anyone looking for a great party and a safe space to come together. They pack the dance floor as Bear Witness weaves indigenous stereotyping from movies, cartoons and media into a new political context and a dancer mixes b-boy and traditional moves.

Through the group’s positivity and tireless work ethic their message has expanded to global proportions with tours in Australia, Europe, Mexico and the United States.
Venue Information:
The Ready Room
4195 Manchester Ave
St. Louis, MO, 63110
http://www.thereadyroom.com