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Fans rave over A Tribe Called Red’s Juno celebration of Indigenous culture – CBC

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 20176 Views

Ottawa electronic group follows up Juno win with vibrant show opener

Apr 03, 2017

Ottawa’s A Tribe Called Red opened Sunday’s televised 2017 Juno Awards with an electrifying celebration of Indigenous culture and music that had fans across the country raving on social media.

Legendary singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie began the broadcast from the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa with an acknowledgment that the event was taking over on Algonquin territory.

Then the Juno-winning electronic trio took over with a medley of songs from their 2016 album We Are the Halluci Nation, featuring local Indigenous dancers and a performance by renowned Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq.

The four-minute spectacle put Indigenous cultures front and centre on Canadian music’s biggest night of the year, and the reaction online was glowing.

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