Sky High & Strange Metal

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One of Nova Scotia’s most well-known music festivals, The Evolve Festival in Antigonish, may not go ahead this weekend after its liability insurance was pulled following its decision to offer free drug-testing kits to concertgoers.

Jonas Colter, the festival producer with The Evolve Music and Awareness Festival, revealed earlier this week that the three-day festival would become the first music event in Nova Scotia to offer the kits.

A Tribe Called Red  are a Canadian electronic music group, who blend instrumental hip hop, reggae, moombahton and dubstep-influenced dance music with elements of First Nations music, particularly vocal chanting and drumming. Based in Ottawa, Ontario, the group consists of three DJs: Ian “DJ NDN” Campeau (of the Nipissing First Nation), Tim “2oolman” Hill (Mohawk, of the Six Nations of the Grand River), and Bear Witness (of the Cayuga First Nation). Former member Dan “DJ Shub” General left the band for personal reasons in spring 2014, and was replaced by Hill. The group’s music has been described as “powwow-step”, a style of contemporary powwow music for urban First Nations in the dance club scene; popularized by the media as a description of the band’s unique style, the term originated as the title of one of the band’s singles.

 

Acres and Acres is Based out of Halifax, NS ; the band consists of a duo of songwriters (Kris Pope & David Scholten), a killer rhythm section (Jordi Comstock, Ian Sherwood), and a talented composer & keys player (Ian Bent).

 

Culture is an Implied Space that transforms and is itself transformed.

 

 

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5 thoughts on “Sky High & Strange Metal

    1. The young Indigenous Artists in Canada are coming into their own. Sharp humour and social commentary come together.

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