Best Sign That Jazz Fest May Be Willing to Book a Festival Like It's 2014, Finally: A Tribe Called Red
Jazzfest’s closest thing to an EDM act, the Polaris Prize–nominated trio A Tribe Called Red mixed classic and new rap hits, dubstep drops, dancehall riddims, native tribal drum sounds, a sample from Inglourious Basterds ("I want my scalps!"), an excerpt from Louis C.K.’s Live at the Beacon Theater, turntable scratching and more. It was fun, bracing and – most importantly for Jazz Fest – a modern reclamation of traditional music. More of this, please.