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. Photo by Nadya Kwandibens

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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