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Latest Nahko and Medicine for the People Setlist
Nahko & Medicine for the People at Ogden Theatre
- Mitakuye Oyasin
- Aloha Ke Akua
- Vultures of Culture
- Risk It
- Mr. Washington
- Warrior People ft. Tubby Love, Amber Lilly, & Dustin Thomas
- 7 Feathers
- Budding Trees
- We Are on Time
- Build a Bridge
- Proud Mary ft. Tubby Love, Amber Lilly, & Dustin Thomas
- Dinner Party ft. Tubby Love, Amber Lilly, & Dustin Thomas
- Manifesto II
About Nahko and Medicine for the People
Oregon-native Nahko, born a mix of Apache, Puerto Rican, and Filipino cultures and adopted into an American family, suffered an identity crisis from an early age. But the unifying power of music entered his life as a healing remedy, when he took up the piano at age six. Armed with his newfound talent, he set out to bridge the cultural gaps dividing his own psyche and began producing a public, musical journal of his journey toward personal, spiritual, and communal healing.
From his hometown of Portland to the shores of Hawaii or Bali, wherever he has traveled, Nahko is joined by a tribe of culturally alienated truth seekers for whom Nahko’s story resonates with their own, and who find redemption in his voice, guitar, flute, and drum. 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.