Native American War Music Gets a Techno Makeover

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Looking for something different in your music listening? Check out this article on how Native American war music is getting a techno makeover.


A new album by DJ producer duo A Tribe Called Red is giving a contemporary makeover to traditional Native American war music. The album, titled “We Are the Halluci Nation,” features 24 tracks that blend electronic music with celebration songs and sounds of powwow drums.

A Tribe Called Red is made up of three Native American DJs from Canada: Ian “DJ NDN” Campeau, Dan “Bear Witness” General and Bear Witness’ brother Tim “2oolman” Hill. The group has been making music together for about six years and has released two previous albums.

Traditional Native American War Music

Native American War Music has been around for centuries. It is used to rally troops, inspire courage, and instill fear in the enemy. Now, a new generation of Native American musicians are putting their own spin on this centuries-old tradition by fusing it with modern electronic music.

What Is It?

Traditional Native American war music is a type of music that was created by the indigenous people of North America. This music was used to help them fight against their enemies and to boost the morale of their own troops. The music was often accompanied by drums and other tribal instruments.

Where Does It Come From?

Traditional Native American war music is a style of music that has been used by Native American tribes for centuries to prepare for and celebrate battle. The music is characterized by its use of drums and chanting, and often features instruments such as the flute and clarinet.

Native American war music has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years, thanks in part to the work of modern producers who have given the genre a fresh, contemporary sound. These producers have fuse traditional Native American sounds with modern electronic elements, resulting in a unique and exciting style of music that is perfect for getting pumped up for a big event.

What Instruments Are Used?

Certain instruments were traditionally used in Native American war music, and these include the drum, rattle, and flute. The drum was by far the most important of these instruments, and it was used to provide a rhythm for the warriors to march to as well as to help them keep a steady beat while dancing. Rattles were also used, and these were often made from gourds or other materials that would produce a loud noise when shaken. Flutes were sometimes used as well, although they were not nearly as common as drums or rattles.

The Techno Makeover

War music has been a part of Native American culture for centuries. It is used to rally the troops, instill fear in the enemy, and boost morale.Now, a new generation of Native American musicians are giving war music a techno makeover.

What Is It?

Native American war music is getting a techno makeover. This new style of music is a mix of traditional Native American instruments and modern electronic beats. The result is a sound that is both familiar and new, and it’s getting rave reviews from listeners all over the world.

This new style of music has its roots in the powwow scene, where Native American drum groups have been performing for years. These groups would usually play a steady beat on their drums, which dancers would follow around the circle. In recent years, some powwow drum groups have started adding more complex rhythms and melody to their music, and the addition of electronic instruments has taken this new sound to the next level.

The techno makeover of Native American war music is not just about adding new sounds to the mix. It’s also about giving these traditional songs a modern twist. Some groups are adding lyrics in English or Spanish, while others are reworking the melodies to create something completely new. Either way, the end result is a sound that is fresh and exciting, and that has people dancing all over the world.

Where Does It Come From?

There are various stories about the origins of techno music, but the most commonly accepted one is that it originated in Detroit, Michigan in the early 1980s. A group of African American DJs and producers, who were influenced by European electronic music, started experimenting with synthesizers and drum machines to create their own brand of music. They called this new style of music “techno.” The word “techno” was originally used to describe a specific type of electronic dance music that was popular in Europe in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

What Instruments Are Used?

Many of the instruments used in traditional Native American music are unique to the culture, such as the flute, drum, and rattle. However, in recent years, some Native American musicians have begun to experiment with incorporating more modern instruments into their music.

One example of this is using techno elements in war music. This type of music is traditionally used to inspire bravery and strength in battle, and has a very intense and powerful sound. However, by adding in techno elements, the music takes on a whole new sound that is both unique and exciting.

So what kinds of instruments are used in techno war music? Some of the most common ones are synthesizers, drum machines, and turntables. These help to create the fast-paced, electronic sound that is characteristic of techno music. In addition to these more traditional techno elements, some Native American musicians also use traditional Native American instruments such as drums and flutes. By incorporating both traditional and modern elements into their music, these musicians are creating a truly original sound that is sure to impress anyone who hears it.


As Native American nations face increasing pressure from the U.S. government, they are turning to music to express their frustration and defiance. In recent years, a new genre of music has emerged, blending traditional war chants with modern techno beats.

This new style of music is providing a powerful voice for Native American communities, and it is sure to continue to evolve in the years to come.

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