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JUNE 2-4  LAROCHE PARK, MECHANICSVILLE, OTTAWA

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Deejay NDN (A TRIBE CALLED RED)

Deejay NDN is Ian Campeau a Canadian DJ and founding member of the incredibly popular and politically strong touring group “A Tribe Called Red”. Ian also founded “Electric Pow Wow” a monthly Indigenous Dance & Music experience in Ottawa that they still produce even with the bands global success, one of the many ways Ian and ATCR give back to their community. Ian and ATCR have toured across Canada, the USA, Australia, Greece and Germany, and have several awards to their credit including a Canadian Juno Award, several Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards and in 2013 ATCR was shortlisted for a coveted Polaris Music Prize. Ian and ATCR have released three fulllength albums, A Tribe Called Red (2012), Nation II Nation (2013) and We Are the Halluci Nation (2016) And have released four EP’s Moombah Hip Moombah Hop (2011), Trapline (2013), Suplex (2015) and Stadium Pow Wow (2016).

While Ian’s music career is an important part of who he is, he is equally engaged in his family project, raising three children with his strong partner and living on a ranch just outside of Ottawa where they grow their own food and some livestock. Ian famously filed a human rights complaint against an amateur football club in Ottawa that was using "Redskins" as its club name and had the name changed through his strong efforts. Ian is always giving back, and his performance this year at Westfest is no different, he is playing this show for his community realizing that Westfest is free and that there will be no barriers to people attending this show, he is also donating his artist fee from Westfest 2017 to the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Towards Women & Project Soundcheck. Ian can’t wait to perform for his community again this year at Westfest on Friday, June 2nd, 2017 at Westfest’s new home, Laroche Park in Mechanicsville.

Friday June 2, 9:40pm - 11:00pm

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