Bonney John5/30/18First and foremost, A Tribe Called Red is a music group originated from Canada who uses electronic dance music with a blend of dub-step, hip hop and influence of First Nation music. They have come to the forefront of music from the popularity received by the media and paying tribute to the hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest. A Tribe Called Red has one of the mostinteresting sounds I’ve heard, and their music videos present cultural metaphors and tell a story of overcoming oppression and equality, which is a positive and empowering message to the viewers.Building on the last paragraph, the music heard during the concert is fast paced with chanting lyrics and beats have a heavy base throughout to give the dance/concert music effect. The female singer is singing in the native language and has choreography to accompany her vocal performance. Her clothing was green and loosely fitting to represent the tribal fashion inspiration. Throughout the concert the male performer uses hoops and has native dance regalia of feathers and colorful clothing while he uses hip hop dance moves to electrify the crowd. Background DJ’s wore A Tribe Called Red hoodies and a mask over their mouth with red designs. As both male and female performers took the stage and went through their performance the crowd’s energy would increase sequentially while the female singer would transition betweenvocals to dance and when the male performer did an acrobatic dance move.
- Fall '16
- Music, Electronic music, Tribe Called Red, Bonney John