Smart bets: A Tribe Called Red

It’s tricky to find a clique of electronic musicians whose message resonates as much as the bass it’s dubbed over. A Tribe Called Red, composed of three like-minded Canadian DJs, tours the country on a quest to promote empowerment and reverence for native culture. DJ NDN, Bear Witness and 2oolman juxtapose chants and drumming samples of indigenous people with ultra-modern electronic music to bridge the gap between these seemingly disparate arts. Bear Witness’ self-made political videos add a dynamic visual backdrop to the musical performance. The trio stops at UNC Asheville on Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 2-3 p.m. for a free master class panel discussion in the humanities lecture hall. The group also performs a concert in Lipinsky Auditorium at 7 p.m., with tickets ranging from $6 for UNCA students to $22 for the general public. uncatickets.com. Photo by Nadya Kwandibens

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About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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