A Tribe Called Red collaborates with archival wax cylinder recordings made by Cayuga chief Alexander J. General in the 1930s to create new track General Generations.
Nolan Warden, a PhD candidate in ethnomusicology at UCLA, was blown away when he first came across A Tribe Called Red (ATCR) and contacted them to see if they would be interested in giving archival field recordings a new life. ATCR, being the sweethearts they are, enthusiastically agreed. After sifting through various recordings to find just the right match, they settled on an archival wax recording of Cayuga chief Alexander J. General (Deskáheh).This seemed liked the destined fit since both Bear Witness and DJ Shub are Cayugan and DJ Shub’s name is Dan General. The possibility of a family connection got them all excited and they created this incredible collaboration which starts out with a clever sample of the archive indexer’s voice.
Listen to their collaboration online here: ethnomusicologyreview.ucla.edu.