A Tribe Called Red Team with Black Bear and El Dusty for "Tanokumbia"
Published Sep 06, 2019Having recently wrapped a Canadian summer tour, A Tribe Called Red have now shared another new single.
On "Tanokumbia," the duo team up once more with Black Bear, a group of Pow Wow singers and drummers from Manawan, QC. The two groups collaborated on single "The OG" back in July.
"Tanokumbia" also features Texan DJ and nu-cumbia pioneer El Dusty, who mixes his Southern elements with A Tribe Called Red's own genre blend. You can hear the collaborative cut below.
"This song is a reminder that there are no borders for the Indigenous peoples. Canada, the U.S., Central and South America are filled with distinct nations sharing more than 10,000 years of common history," the duo explained in a statement. "Being in the Halluci Nation has been about searching the earth for like-minded individuals to join in unity."
On their collaborators, the duo added, "From Corpus Christi, TX, El Dusty has been one person in particular we have always felt walked a similar path as us. With Black Bear holding down the vocals and T.O.N.T.O giving us a massive bassline, 'Tanokumbia' was intended for the dance floor. We dedicate this to our people who suffer because of colonial borders. In hopes that the condor will meet the eagle to the sounds of Cumbia PowWow."
A Tribe Called Red will tour the United States, Mexico and Europe throughout September, October and November. Find their itinerary here.