On March 21, join CBC Ottawa for Beat Tradition - a free concert celebrating Ottawa's burgeoning aboriginal music scene with a focus on four groups who blend contemporary and traditional beats and sounds with spectacular results.
The concert will take place at the NAC's 4th Stage (53 Elgin Street). Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the music gets started at 7:30.
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL. To find out how you can win one of five remaining pairs of tickets to the Beat Tradition Concert, tune in to All in a Day (91.5 FM) next week between 3 and 6 p.m.
- DIGGING ROOTS, awarded a Juno in 2010 for Aboriginal Album of the Year
- A TRIBE CALLED RED, a mix of hip-hop, Dance Hall, Electronica and Powwow music.
- RISE ASHEN AND FLYING DOWN THUNDER, nominated for 2012 Juno Award for Best Aboriginal Album.
- DAYBI, Cree hip-hop artist from Montreal
This concert is brought to you by All in a Day, which airs weekdays on CBC Radio One (91.5 FM in Ottawa); Ontario's Saturday afternoon performance show Bandwidth; and CBC Radio 2's Canada Live. Beat Tradition will be recorded and available on CBC Music and via podcast on the All in a Day website.
The Beat Tradition concert is part of the national 8th Fire programming initiative from CBC, which is an extensive look at the state of Canada's relationship with Aboriginal Peoples.
Please note that capacity is limited. Tickets will be distributed on a first- come, first-served basis with a maximum of two tickets per person. You can collect your tickets on the night of the event at the NAC by presenting yourself at the CBC desk with valid photo ID. Hold on to your ticket, as door prizes will be awarded during the breaks between acts.