The roots of The Halluci Nation are deeply spread; firmly entrenched in A Tribe Called Red. The prolific duo of Bear Witness and 2oolman's new name honours the life and works of poet/musician/activist John Trudell, who also inspired ATCR's third album We are the Halluci Nation. Their forthcoming album One More Saturday Night is not a continuation of where ATCR left off, bit a tip of the hat to the duo's origins; the "electric pow wow" club parties, held on the first Saturday of every month in Ottawa from 2007 to 2017, cemented the duo's bond. They laid the groundwork for the inevitable leap to national and international stages. The Halluci Nation is moving forward with the past firmly and lovingly in tow.
They’ve travelled to global destinations, telling stories of devastation, of traditions unravelled by colonization.
Despite hypnotic beats their message doesn't sleep; their strong words call out injustices deep,
Awakening minds to past indignations with sweet drums and ululations of traditional First Nations.
Yes, this is the story of The Halluci Nation, their music will inspire love and determination.
Biography by Mary-Lynn Wardle