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A Tribe Called Red
A Tribe Called Red played at the 2015 Coachella festival where they banned all headdresses. If you wore one, you couldn’t attend their performance. This native producer/DJ crew of three – DJ NDN, Bear Witness and 2oolman – create unique club music mixing traditional pow wow vocals and drumming with electronic music.
Frank Waln is an award-winning Sicangu Lakota hip-hop artist, producer, and performer from the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. He received his BA in Audio Arts and Acoustics from Columbia College Chicago. Waln was featured on Buzzfeed’s 12 Native Americans Who Are Making a Difference, USA Today, ESPN, and MTV’s Rebel Music Native America.
Mic Jordan (Anishinaabe) is hip-hop artist, speaker, activist, and graphic designer hailing from the Turtle Mountain Reservation. He speaks to youth about the disparities Indian Country struggles with (e.g. alcoholism, suicide, Native mascots, and gun violence) and inspires them to overcome the obstacles. His music video, #DearNativeYouth, promotes a new project he and many other Native artists are working on called The Last Stand Mixtape.