A Tribe Called Red – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA – October 25th, 2018

A Tribe Called Red

A Tribe Called Red

Teknacolor Ninja

Thu · October 25, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia

$18 ADV - $20 DOS + Fees

A Tribe Called Red
A Tribe Called Red
If you’re an indigenous person living in a country that was forcefully colonized, it’s all too common to find yourself underrepresented and misrepresented if not blatantly and systematically devalued and attacked. Positive role models and a positive self-identity are hard to come by, yet the Canadian DJ collective A Tribe Called Red is a modern gateway into urban and contemporary indigenous culture and experience, celebrating all its layers and complexity.

Looking to the future, without losing sight of their past, ATCR straddles a broad range of musical influences based in modern hip-hop, traditional pow wow drums and vocals, blended with edgy electronic music production styles. Currently made up of Bear Witness and 2oolman, ATCR first got together in 2008. They are part of a vital new generation of artists making a cultural and social impact in Canada alongside a renewed Aboriginal rights movement called Idle No More.

ATCR’s beginnings will always be rooted in the uplifting and inclusive Electric Pow Wow nights formerly held on the second Saturday of every month at Ottawa’s Club Babylon. During the parties, formed an eclectic a crowd of indigenous people (which includes First Nations people, Métis, Inuit, and 631 other nations) mixed with music heads, social activists and anyone looking for a great party and a safe space to come together. Electric Pow Wow formed the roots of what would become the DNA of the live ATCR experience that has now toured the world over.

Through the group’s positivity and tireless work ethic their message has expanded to global proportions with tours in Australia, Europe, Mexico and the United States.

It’s no accident that Native American activist, poet and musician John Trudell is the first voice you hear on the collective’s third album, We Are The Halluci Nation, as the group considers him a forefather for this movement. The album includes a number of other connections as well, ranging from hip-hop star Yasiin Bey (AKA Mos Def) or Saul Williams to Colombian visual artist and musician Lido Pimienta to native musicians Black Bear, Tanya Tagaq to the Australian aboriginal band OKA or the Swedish-Sami singer Maxida Marak.

The crew has performed high profile festival dates at Coachella, Bonnaroo, AfroPunk, Osheaga, and New Orleans Jazz Fest to list a few. In 2014, they garnered mainstream recognition when the band became the first Indigenous group to win the Breakthrough Group of the Year award at the Juno Awards (Canada’s Grammys). ATCR was also long-listed for Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize in 2012 and 2013 and its debut album was included in the Washington Post’s top 10 albums of that same year.

A Tribe Called Red promotes inclusivity, empathy and acceptance amongst all races and genders in the name of social justice. They believe that indigenous people need to define their identity on their own terms. If you share this vision, then you are already part of the Halluci Nation.

“We are the Halluci Nation.”
Teknacolor Ninja
Teknacolor Ninja (Cristina) is a Venezuelan-American DJ and promoter based in Phildelphia. She identifies as a third culture kid having spent her formative years abroad in Panama, Italy, and Puerto Rico. Teknacolor Ninja's musical selections draw from her queer latinx roots and international upbringing, guiding you through a vibrant sonic journey through diverse global rhythms and bass music. She keeps it underground, highlighting female MC's and producers with bootyshaking, high energy dance music intermingled with rude gyal vibes.

Ninja began building her DJ chops at Florida State’s college radio, WVFS-Tallahassee (V89), getting exposure to an eclectic catalogue, turning her on to indie-based labels and music digging culture. While living in Wilmington, NC, she developed her DJ persona the Teknacolor Ninja and became a familiar face as “the downtown lady deejay” in 2009, holding a residency at The Odessa Bar and Lounge.

She has been involved with a variety of global music event series and collectives such as Tropic of Bass (DC), Meso Creso (DC), TROPIXXX (DC), ESO! (Brooklyn), JunXion (NYC), Pachanga! (Philly), University of Tropical Sound (Barcelona), Generation Bass (Global Music Blog) and in 2017 brought her international sound overseas, back to one of her hometowns, Panama City, Panama.

She is a resident for the Vacation Beach series (Philly), a post-apocalyptic dance party with fellow mutants WOLF DEM playing everything that fits within the dystopian vacationwave spectrum from dancehall, ghettotech, club to techno. Vacation Beach hightlights local live electronic musicians and DJs alike with an affinity for experimental sound.

Teknacolor Ninja is a member of 24HrPHL.org, working to provide resources and forums to discuss topics about inclusion, harm reduction and public safety. 24HrPHL.org is a civic engagement project within Philadelphia’s nightlife arts and culture community providing community support and articulate a vision for a better, more progressive Philly nightlife.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104