|Other Tour Dates (10)|
|Oct 28||NAHKO AND MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE||The Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, Arizona||Find Tickets|
|Oct 29||Nahko and Medicine for the People||Rialto Theatre Tucson, Arizona||Find Tickets|
|Nov 4||Nahko and Medicine for the People with Patrick Baker||Fonda Theater Los Angeles, California||Find Tickets|
|Nov 5||Nahko and Medicine for the People||Ventura Theater Ventura, California||Find Tickets|
|Dec 2||Nahko and Medicine For The People||Regency Ballroom San Francisco, California||Find Tickets|
|Dec 3||Nahko and Medicine For The People||Crystal Ballroom Portland, Oregon||Find Tickets|
|Dec 4||California Roots Presents Nahko and Medicine for the People W/ Flobots||Mystic Theatre Petaluma, California|
|Dec 30||Nahko and Medicine for the People||Ogden Theatre Denver, Colorado||Find Tickets|
|Dec 31||Nahko and Medicine for the People with Flobots||Ogden Theatre Denver, Colorado||Find Tickets|
|Jan 2||Nahko & Medicine For The People||Belly Up Aspen Aspen, Colorado||Find Tickets|
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Spirited thump-hop storytelling. Unless you're familiar with Medicine for the People, you may have never heard this self-described genre before. But tune into their recordings, and most likely, you'll quickly find that as proclaimed in their hit song, 'Vultures of Culture,' 'it all starts to make sense.' That is, their music and their message.
Established as a non-profit organization in the winter of 2008, Big Island- and Portland-based Medicine for the People travel near and far using music as their vehicle to foster self-action and healing. Their lyrics and activities make it clear that at the center of their mission lies the belief that the power of inclusion will always overshadow the walled-boundaries of exclusion. It should thus come as no surprise that their songs and performances draw you in with supreme force and magnetic charm.
Anchoring that attraction are the acoustic melodies and raw, penetrating vocals of band leader, Nahko Bear. Part Native American and part Filipino, Nahko looks as though he would be equally comfortable in the forests of Oregon or jungles of Hawaii, and those locales are exactly where he calls home. His musical journey began at an early age with Nahko taking gigs working as a piano instructor before he even graduated from high school. Band mate, Max Ribner, also embraced musical instruction early on. A Berklee School of Music grad, Ribner provides balance to Medicine for the People, offsetting Nahko's soft (but oh so catchy) guitar hooks and commanding voice with punctuated horn blasts and sweet vocal harmonies. Percussionist, Hope Medford, is the third core member of the group, using a cajon and djembe to infuse their music with roots rhythms and vibes.
With so much of its focus on the message, Medicine for the People have naturally employed modern technologies, namely YouTube, to create a giant, worldwide camp fire. Have a look at the videos linked below, and you'll see that it's burning Big and Bright. Compelling storytelling, contagious beats and jarring vocals (think Willie Nelson meets Bon Iver) all add up to make for an engaging experience for many. Whereas most unsigned bands struggle to garner a few hundred YouTube views and Facebook friends, Medicine for the People's videos have attracted over 20,000 viewers, and they've already made friends with nearly 2,500 people on their still-fresh journey.
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