Nahko & Medicine For The People
plus Dustin Thomas / Youniversal Sound
Thursday, May 02, 2013 8:30 PM EDT
(7:30 PM Doors)
Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
Maybe what our country needs is some medicine. Not the corporate kind, but rather, the healing power that was drawn from the earth by those who lived on this land so many years ago. Nahko, a Filipino/Puerto Rican/Apache musician, brings his holistic rock and roll to those looking for a good time, and a positive spiritual message. Whether solo or with the dynamic group of musical troubadours known as “Medicine for the People,” Nahko delivers a soulful dose of curative vibrations that moves audiences to dance, laugh, and cry. His ‘spirited redemption music’ lays bear the scars of cultural wounds, environmental wrongs, and social injustices. His lyrics bear the burden of heavy messages, but the load is lightened by agile melodies and driving rhythms that coerce all who bear witness into spirited, purifying, movement. His humor disarms, and his lyrical stories open listeners to the power of “Real Talk Music”—songs that reveal an honesty and depth so raw, it inspires an internal revival that echoes out into the world. Sometimes exuberant, sometimes savage, but always transformational, Nahko makes the movement move. If you’re into everything from Ani DiFranco, to kirtan music, to Native American philosophy, this show is for you!