gcmag

Gold Coast Magazine

A Tribe Called Red Premiere Video for Single 'R.E.D'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MD8IK19aec
Bursting forth from Ottawa Canada, world-renowned native Producer/DJ crew A Tribe Called Red, who are Ian “DJ NDN” Campeau, Tim “2oolman” Hill and Bear Witness, are gearing up to release their third studio We Are The Halluci Nation worldwide on the 16th of September. After premiering on Pitchfork the trio have gifted us with their incredible video for ‘R.E.D’ Feat. Yasiin Bey (Formerly known as Mos Def), Narcy (Snippet) and Black Bear (a drum group from the Manawan Atikamekw Nation in Quebec)

The video is a visual representation of of history being made, it’s the first time an African, an Iraqi and the Indigenous of Canada are on one song and now video. A Tribe Called Red matches ferocious verses from Yasiin Bey and Narcy, as well as the thunderous rhythms of drum groupBlack Bear, with expansive shots dynamically edited together to showcase the artists’ assertion of cultural identity. Produced by DAIS and shot in Cape Town, the video unveils a new chapter in the album’s narrative, centered around the emergence of the Halluci Nation and rooted in indigenous worldviews.

rom A Tribe Called Red: “The Halluci Nation has no barriers, it sees no borders and their operatives are everywhere. Yasiin Bey is an ally of the Halluci Nation who has been unjustly detained in Cape Town, South Africa by the ALie-Nation. Narcy is one of the Guardians of the Halluci Nation and he has been given the job of helping to free Yasiin and lead him to the Halluci Nation territory. We Are Of Earth And Sky.

We’ve already had a taste of the album, in the form of singles ‘We Are the Halluci Nation’, which features the poetry of Santee Dakota activist, artist and actor John Trudell.  Trudellcoined the name Halluci Nation, and his poetry and concepts appear throughout the album. The trio also released another bite of their mammoth long play with single ‘Sila’ feat. the Polaris prize-winning Canadian throat singer Tanya Tagaq. The song, which premiered on Noiseyworldwide was a true back-and-forth collaboration (not unlike like the traditional throat singing game), where the producers sent Tanya a beat that she recorded over it.

We asked our sister Tanya Tagaq, representative of our inuk contingency, to help us in honoring the part of us that is sky, air, atmosphere. The part of our dna that is Sila. Her gift of breath reminds us of life and reminds us though the simple act of breathing that we are human beings. Tanya helps us see that it is time to rise up and remind each other who we really are. We are the human beings and being human has power”

 

We Are The Halluci Nation is an invitation to anyone who is feeling dissatisfied with the current state of our post-colonial world to join a Tribe Called Red in building the “Halluci Nation” – an international community of like minded people dedicated to eradicating the lingering effects of colonialism of which you might already be part of. We Are The Halluci Nation includes a number of noteworthy collaborations, ranging from hip-hop star Yasiin Bey (AKA Mos Def) to Saul Williams, Colombian visual artist and musician Lido Pimienta, native musicians Black Bearand Tanya Tagaq, plus the Swedish-Sami singer Maxida Marak and our homegrown legendsOKA.
Watch a short film about A Tribe Called Red’s trip to Manawan to record with Black Bear HERE
A Tribe Called Red have performed at Coachella, Gathering of Nations (the world’s largest Pow Wow), New Orleans Jazz Fest, SXSW, Bonnaroo, Afropunk and Australia’s own Homegrown Festival at the Sydney Opera House. They won the Breakthrough Group of the Year Juno Award 2014 for their second album Nation II Nation and their first two albums were long and short-listed respectively for the Polaris Music Prize.
We Are The Halluci Nation will be released in Australia on September 16th, you can pre-order the album HERE

Gold Coast Magazine
Gold Coast Magazine

Our in-house team and affiliates bringing you the latest in Culture, Lifestyle and Entertainment from around the globe and the great stories of the Gold Coast

Sustainable Luxury: W Brisbane Partners with Polestar to Elevate Guest Experiences

Luxury meets sustainability! W Brisbane partners with Polestar for exclusive events & electric car access for guests. Experience Brisbane in style & comfort. Book your stay now

A Culinary Intersection: The Lex’s New Autumn Menu Unveiled

Brisbane’s The Lex unveils its Autumn menu! Enjoy innovative dishes & NYC-inspired cocktails. Breathtaking river views.

Investors on Edge as Black Hops Brewery Announces Voluntary Administration

In a surprising turn of events, Black Hops Brewery announced today via social media that the company would be entering voluntary administration

Palm Beach Aquatic Centre Transformation, Delay pushes opening to Spring

Discover the revamped Palm Beach Aquatic Centre set to now open this Spring. Enjoy upgraded pools, fitness facilities, and a vibrant community hub on the Gold Coast

Sovereign Islands & Surrounds March Community Luncheon: A Heartfelt Success

18th Sovereign Islands Luncheon! Joanne Rahn & Marilyn West host another successful community gathering

A Feast for the Senses: North Byron Hotel Teams Up with Caper Festival Byron Bay

Discover the culinary mecca of Byron Bay as North Byron Hotel teams up with Caper Food & Culture Festival. Indulge in 10 days of food and drink bliss amidst the stunning backdrop of Byron Bay

Farm & Co Restaurant: Organic Splendour in the Heart of the Northern Rivers

Dine amidst nature at Farm & Co Restaurant in the Tweed Valley. Offering farm-fresh, organic eats on a 52-acre farm, it’s a perfect mix of rustic charm and gourmet flavours.

Pacific Airshow Gold Coast 2024: Surfers Paradise Set to Soar Again

Excitement builds as Pacific Airshow Gold Coast announces 2024 dates; early bird tickets on sale from Feb 1, promising more aerial thrills.