Ottawa’s A Tribe Called Red have shared the latest video accompaniment from their breathtaking We Are The Halluci Nation LP for the track “Indian City ft. Black Bear”.
The video was shot in Fort York in Toronto, featuring a number of young men and women dancing in both modern styles and traditional Native Dancing.
A press release details the video concept with a historical backdrop from the band:
“Like many movements, the Halluci Nation grew from a place of necessity. Long before we fought in the streets, our first battles were fought on the dance floor. Some of us have learned about our culture from birth, being taught to sing, drum and dance like we were being shown to speak and walk. Some of us have found our way first through beats, breaking and turntablism, only to find it leading us back to our roots. The movement carries memories and the drums are kept deep in our chests, no matter how hard they tried to rip them out. So, we learned to dance on these city streets and write our songs on digital drums.”