A Tribe Called Red

A Tribe Called Red fusing Native, electronica for inspired beats

Diversity and the juxtaposition of cultures are part of the formula for what makes Canada great–and nowhere does this intermingling rear its lovely head as brilliantly as in the creative works of our artists and music makers. A Tribe Called Red, a trio collective from the Nation’s Capital, presents one of the most unique multiculturally-driven acts of the decade in their fusing of traditional Native soundscapes with modern electronica genres. Now, with First Nations culture in North America gaining its rightful momentum, ATCR have taken reign as unintended, but welcome, pioneers of the movement for Indigenous recognition and respect.

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MuchMusic VJs Jesse Giddings and Liz Trinnear

Video: MuchMusic VJs Jesse Giddings and Liz Trinnear talk 2012 MMVAs

LMFAO, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Nelly Furtado, Carly Rae Jepsen, Flo Rida, Kelly Clarkson and Ed Sheeran: these are just a few of the performers who will be lighting up Queen Street West in Toronto this Sunday, June 17, as the MuchMusic Video Awards bring some of the biggest stars in the world to our doorstep. Earlier this week I sat down with MuchMusic VJs Jesse Giddings and Liz Trinnear to talk about the big show, what they’re expecting, and who they think are going to knock fans off their feet.