Video Premiere: Nahko and Medicine for the People “Dear Brother” (Live at Red Rocks)

October 26, 2016

Nahko and Medicine for the People
are currently touring in support of their latest album, HOKA. However, Nahko Bear is a prolific songwriter and someone whose music often reflects on current events (he speaks about this in the October_November issue of Relix). So today we offer a video premiere of a new song by the group, performed earlier this summer at Red Rocks. The group’s namesake tells Relix, “At a time in our country where every 28 hours a black or brown person is shot by a police officer, it is imperative to call on our white allies to stand in solidarity with those that face state violence every day. Where is the justice? in this song, we ask our allies to remember that to be color blind is to be system blind. racism is a system, patriarchy is a system created to divide us. in order to become a better ally, we’ve got to acknowledge how differently black and brown folks are treated in this country and put down the weight and guilt of privilege. Once we do that, we open ourselves up to our highest self and to all the possibilities love has to offer us. and that is a life worth living.”

Nahko and Medicine for the People’s upcoming tour dates appear below the video.

Nahko and Medicine for the People Tour Dates
Oct 27 Orpheum Theater Flagstaff, AZ
Oct 28 Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ
Oct 29 Rialto Theatre Tucson, AZ
Nov 04 The Fonda Los Angeles, CA
Nov 05 Ventura Theatre Ventura, CA
Nov 10 Surfer at the Bar Kahuku, HI
Nov 11 Church of the Pacific Outdoor Amphitheater Princeville, HI
Nov 12 Kohala ‘Aina Festival Kapaau, HI
Nov 13 Palace Theater Hilo, HI
Nov 18 MACC Castle Theater Kahului, HI
Nov 19 Republik Honolulu, HI
Nov 26 Wanderlust Hollywood – Nahko (solo) Los Angeles, CA
Dec 01 Fremont Theater San Luis Obispo, CA
Dec 02 The Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA
Dec 03 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
Dec 04 MYSTIC THEATER Petaluma, CA
Dec 30 Ogden Theater Denver, CO
Dec 31 Ogden Theater Denver, CO
Jan 02, 2017 Belly Up Aspen, CO u