|NAHKO & MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE – In-Store Performance|
Friday, June 10th 7:00pm
Some people go a lifetime without knowing their mission in life, without feeling they have a true calling, and without knowing why they even do what they do. Nahko is not one of them. And that calling and mission has never been clearer than it is on Nahko and Medicine for the People’s third full-length album, Hoka. On Hoka, Nahko’s voice is strong. His mission is clear. The mandate has been thrown down. ‘Hoka’
is a Lakota word, an indigenous tribe from the Great Plains, it is a call to action. It’s what Crazy Horse would say when he went into battle, ‘Hoka, hey!’ ‘My call is to put action to the words that I speak and the lyrics I sing. Not just to talk, but to do,’ says Nahko, who is of combines elements of Puerto Rican, Native American (Apache), and Filipino heritage in his positive worldly message.
Critics have praised the group’s blend of rock, hiphop, and altfolk. OC Weekly called the group “empowering” and “powerful. The Huffington Post called Dark As Night “beautiful and stirring,” and compared Nahko to Bob Marley, calling him a “musical prophet.”
Check out some samples to see what the buzz is all about:
Love Letters to God – The new single.
Recommended for fans of Michael Franti, Rebelution, & Xavier Rudd
We are opening the guest list with pre-order of Hoka on CD or LP beginning now. Please drop in or give us a call to order. Pre-orders will receive priority entry and an event poster. If space allows, when we’re closer, we will open the list first come first served (free with RSVP). Order by phone at 562.433.4996