A Tribe Called Red will bring its blend of tribal and hip-hop music to Western Carolina University on Friday, Nov. 10, for a performance at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.
Opening act for the 7:30 p.m. show will be students from the New Kituwah Academy, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ Cherokee language immersion school.
Based in Canada’s capital city of Ottawa, A Tribe Called Red straddles a broad range of musical influences based in modern hip-hop and traditional pow wow drums and vocals, blended with edgy electronic music production styles. Members of the ensemble say their goal is to promote inclusivity, empathy and acceptance among all races and genders in the name of social justice.
Tickets for the show are $25 for the general public, $20 for faculty and staff from WCU and Southwestern Community College, and $5 for WCU and SCC students. For tickets and more information, visit arts.wcu.edu/tribe or call 828-227-ARTS.
The Tribe Called Red’s appearance is the keynote performance for the Bardo Arts Center’s Contemporary Native American Art Symposium occurring the same day. For more information about that event, visit arts.wcu.edu/symposium.