It takes something special in an artist to gain such a devoted following. Nahko Bear‘s message has resonated with listeners and fans since 2013.
He and his band Medicine for the People are playing Tipitina’s tonight. The music collective prides itself on being international, multi-generational and multicultural. Support for the shows comes from Jamaican singer and artist Nattali Rize.
Since 2013, Nahko and his band have been spreading a “21st Century medicine show for the mind and soul” to their audiences. As a sixth generation of the Apache and Mohawk tribes, he’s been very inspired by his experiences in the wilderness of Alaska. During his stints as a production assistant in Denali, Nahko combined the musical, cultural and philosophical pieces of his creative vision together.
The band released its latest album HOKA in 2016. It’s the latest in the group’s self-described “thump hop” genre. It’s a percussion-heavy, heartwarming, dance-inducing take on acoustic music.
The group’s main pull of interest is their vision of music as a redemptive and healing force. They hope to build a global Medicine Tribe through their shows and inspire a powerful and positive message.
Nahko and Medicine for the People play Tipitina’s tonight. The show starts at 9. You can purchase tickets here.
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