Electric POW WOW

A Tribe Called Red, Rhonda Doxtator, Winter Doxtator

Electric Pow Wow 2011, an electrifying event held at the Museum of Civilization’s Grand Hall, celebrated the fusion of indigenous culture and modern electronic music. A Tribe Called Red, a renowned First Nations DJ collective, headlined the event, blending traditional Pow Wow music with cutting-edge electronic beats. This unique cultural mashup created an energetic and inclusive atmosphere, showcasing the vibrancy and evolution of indigenous music in a contemporary context. The event fostered cross-cultural understanding and appreciation, bridging the gap between tradition and innovation.

Start: 13/10/2011

End: 13/10/2011

Our collaboration with the dance music innovators A Tribe Called Red continues with a new edition of their Electric Pow Wow events. More than your average club event, the EPW creates a celebratory space bringing together people from party that does not require you to check your conscience at the door. This edition of the EPW will premier a new collaboration with aboriginal artists from across the country as ATCR continues to push the idea of an urban PowWow to new levels.

The Electric Pow Wow for 2012 builds on our collaboration with A Tribe Called Red during the 2011 Electric Fields. This project considered the idea of the relationship between music and cultural space, and the tension between preservation and evolving culture, as we brought the EPW to the Grand Hall of the Museum of Civilization. As a special performance for that edition ATCR collaborated with traditional singer, Rhonda and Winter Doxtator, for a live performance of two of their most popular songs. You can see images and download both a live mix and the two special tracks on the EF2011 website here.

A Tribe Called Red

In 2008, DJ’s NDN and Bear Witness founded A Tribe Called Red adding two-time Canadian DMC champ, DJ Shub to the crew in 2010. ATCR creates an never before heard sound made up of a wide variety of musical styles ranging from Hip-Hop, Dance Hall, Electronic, and their own mash-up of club and Pow Wow music, known as Pow Wow Step that is quickly gaining respect from all kinds of communities from all around the world. Electric Pow Wow is a monthly club night dedicated to showcasing Aboriginal DJ talent and Native urban culture and is aimed at creating a space for Aboriginal people. You can catch Electric Pow Wow every month on the second Saturday at Babylon nightclub in Ottawa, Canada