Nahko & Medicine For The People (Live) – 2014 California Roots – Full Show


Greetings California Roots Family! Here is the their entire set of Nahko & Medicine For The People performing at the 5th annual California Roots Music & Arts Festival in Monterey in May of 2014. This was one of the highest energy sets of the entire weekend and commented on as a favorite performance of many. If you haven’t heard of Nahko before, your in for a treat. Be sure to check out and follow them on all their social sites and buy their music right now. It is truly medicine for the people.

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Set List:
1 – @0:25 Pueo
2 – @11:55 Aloha Ke Akua
3 – @21:08 Manifesto II
4 – @27:00 Vultures of Cultures
5 – @34:20 On The Verge
6 – @46:45 Warrior People
7 – @57:55 Black as Night
8 – @1:12:00 Make a Change

Nahko & Medicine For The People – BIO

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.

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