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PHOTOS: A Tribe Called Red gets NLFB crowd moving

Indigenous electronic music trio wows the crowd as Saturday night's headliner

A Tribe Called Red brought their signature fusion of traditional Indigenous sounds and electronic dancehall beats to the Grace Hartman Amphitheatre July 8 as they DJ trio headlined the third night of Northern Lights Festival Boréal, Canada's longest running music festival.

A large crowd was brought to its feet thanks to ATCR's high-energy sounds and dazzling video projections, transformation the outdoor theatre into a dance floor for one relentless hour.

The Ottawa-based group, formed a decade ago, consists of Ian "DJ NDN" Campeau of the Nipissing First Nation, Tim "2oolman" Hill (Mohawk, of the Six Nations of the Grand River) and Ehren "Bear Witness" Thomas of the Cayuga First Nation.

Their unique sound has been called "powwow-step," contemporary powwow music for urban First Nations.

NLFB continues today with headline performances by Fred Penner and Whitehorse.


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