NAHKO AND MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE tickets
NAHKO AND MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE spielten ihre ersten Shows in Großbritannien im Sommer 2015, darunter zwei, innerhalb kürzester Zeit, ausverkaufte Auftritte im Londoner Club Bush Hall.
den bereits im Vorverkauf ausverkauften Konzerten im Januar diesen Jahres
kommen Nahko Bear & Co. nun für weitere Shows im August zurück nach
Deutschland. Neben dem Auftritt beim Hamburger Dockville Festival werden sie
außerdem in Berlin, Frankfurt, Stuttgart und München mit ihrer energiegeladenen
Show auf der Bühne stehen.
Nahko, in Portland/Oregon geboren, mit puertorikanischen,
indianischen und philippinischen Wurzeln beschreibt sich selbst als „Bewohner
im Dienst unseres Planeten“. Desillusioniert von seiner Umgebung und inspiriert
bei musikalischen „Storytellern“ wie Conor Oberst und Bob Dylan verlies Nahko
bereits als Teenager seine Heimat. „Bewaffnet“ mit einer Gitarre, Geschichten
aus seinem Leben und leidenschaftlichen Idealen machte er sich auf die Suche
nach Abenteuern und Selbstfindung um die kulturellen Lücken seiner eigenen
Psyche zu schließen.
Nahko begann auf seiner Reise zu seiner persönlichen, spirituellen
und sozialen Heilung ein musikalisches Tagebuch zu veröffentlichen und so wurde
Medicine For The People geboren.
alle Fans des Medicine Tribe gibt es nun noch eine weitere gute Nachricht: Am
10. Juni erscheint das neue Album "Hoka"!
Manche Menschen suchen ihr ganzes Leben nach dem Sinn ihrer
Existenz und finden nicht heraus, welchen Beitrag sie zur Gesellschaft leisten.
Nahko Bear weiß das im Gegensatz dazu sehr genau und dieses Thema zieht sich
durch jeden Song auf seiner dritten Platte. „Sprich nicht nur davon, mach es“ so
die Message an seine Fans und mit NAHKO AND MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLEs Präsenz auf
der Bühne zeigt er allen wie einfach das ist.
Der Vorverkauf für die Konzerte im August startet am 8. April um 10:00 Uhr.
NEW ALBUM ‘HOKA’
FULL ALBUM RELEASE – June 10th
on SideOne Dummy Records
NEW SINGLE ‘SAN QUENTIN’
American sensations Nahko and Medicine for The People will release their brand-new album Hoka on June 10th through SideOne Dummy Records.
Recorded with Grammy Award-winning producer Ted Hutt (The Gaslight Anthem, Old Crow Medicine Show, Lucero, Dropkick Murphys), Hoka is a very personal record with Nahko’straditional spiritual positivity evolving into a much deeper examination of his roots and the tragic circumstances that surround his birth.
He was adopted as a baby by a middle class, white American family in the north-west of the country and grew up playing piano at a young age - which is where he learned to respect music.
However, disillusioned by the world around him and inspired by vagabond, Americana musicians and storytellers like Conor Oberst and Bob Dylan, Nahko left home as a teenager in search of adventure and self-discovery. Armed with stories, a guitar, and a fierce set of ideals, he set out to bridge the cultural gaps dividing his own psyche.
It was then he found his mother on the Internet, met her, and began to learn the truth about this backstory and his true ethnicity of Puerto Rican, Native American (Apache) and Filipino descent. His self-branded ‘real talk music’ is the result of the personal journey of healing and acceptance that followed.
Because his mother was forced into human trafficking, Nahko and his mother are advocates for the anti-trafficking movement of indigenous men and women. A few years later, Nahko learned that his biological father had been murdered in 1994. The song ‘San Quentin’ is the result of Nahko visiting the man responsible for murdering his father - and forgiving him.
“Its about forgiveness," says Nahko. "I went there to forgive this man and in forgiving him, I freed myself. It only hurts yourself to hang onto hate. Forgiveness empowers you to create change. I believe everything happens for a reason ¬ good and bad. People are put in your life for a reason, and you need to turn that pain into something positive to make the world a better place."
"Over the last three years, Ive been cracked open so deeply in my own healing to really give this record my all," explains Nahko. "My style of writing and my intentions with how I put things together has evolved a lot. Im able to better paint the picture after time on the road, seeing first-hand the emotional state of the people of the world, of how sick people are, and how much healing they need."
Another single-to-be is the blissful acoustic epic ‘Tus Pies (Your Feet)’, which was inspired in part by Chilean poet and politician Pablo Neruda. "Its about friendship and being an anchor for someone. ‘Pies’ is the Spanish word for feet. At the end of one of his poems, Neruda says a line I cherish: I love your feet for how they walked on the mountains and through the rivers and through the valleys until they found me. Ive always loved that picture of how we find people in life and all of the intricate twists and turns that it takes for someone to arrive."
Nahko and his musical collective are also joined by album guests Trevor Hall, Xavier Rudd, Rising Appalachias Leah Song, singer/songwriter Zella Day, the female trio Joseph, Hawaiian singer Hawane Rios and Pua Case, one of Nahkos spiritual teachers and Hawanesmother.
And as for the album title? "Hoka is a Lakota word, it is a call to action. Its what Crazy Horse would say when he went into battle, Hoka, hey! My call is to put action to the words that I speak and the lyrics I sing. Not just to talk, but to do,"
Nahko describes his music as a mix of hip‐hop and folk rock with a world message to spread awareness of living in harmony with each other and Mother Nature. Lyrically they explore themes such as indigenous ideology and mythology, social commentary on economics and the distribution of wealth and power, youth empowerment and direct action.
The word-of-mouth sensations first came to prominence with their song ‘Aloha Ke Akua’ which has gained over 4.7million views to date on the fan made video and became a Top Ten hit on both the Billboard Top Alternative Albums and Top Heatseekers charts.
The band continues to gain members of their global tribe of like¬minded fans as they spread their musical message having toured with acts as Michael Franti, Xavier Rudd, SOJA, and Trevor Hall.
The new album follows the roaring success of the band’s debut sold-out visit to the UK and Europe last summer which included playing two sold-out shows at Bush Hall in London plus a third sold-out date in Manchester, and the subsequent sold-out tour of the UK this January.
In addition to Nahko, Medicine For The People are: Chase Makai (lead guitarist), Justin Chittams (drums), Pato (bass guitar), Max Ribner (horns) and Tim Snider (violin).