Mural by Beat Nation Live artist Corey Bulpitt

Hip Hop Collective Beat Nation Live to Take Vancouver, then Paris


The Vancouver Courier reports that the Native hip-hop supergroup Beat Nation Live will be performing in Vancouver on June 15 and 16, then taking its eclectic act to the Futur en Seine Festival of Digital Life and Creativity in Paris, France, the following week.

Beat Nation Live consists of rapper Kinnie Starr, MC and rapper Ostwelve, electronic cellist Cris Derksen, video mash-up artist Jackson 2 Bears, performance artist and singer Skeena Reece, Haida artist Corey Bulpitt and storyteller Archer Pechawis.

To learn more about Beat Nation and to read profiles on the Beat Nation Live and other artists, visit To buy tickets to the Vancouver shows, visit

Here's a brief promotional video put together by the Beat Nation crew:

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