of two turntables and a microphone. These musical nomads represent an open-minded
Hip-Hop which finds its inspiration in the traditions of the past; combining live
instrumentation, samples, and a wide array of vocal styles.
This multilingual, multicultural, super-group has become synonymous with energetic and
crowd-moving live shows. Sharing the stage with such notable acts as Ariane Moffatt
(2010) « An chante pou Ayiti », Wyclef Jean (2008), K’naan (2005), and Guru’s
Jazzmatazz (2008); Nomadic has also performed at world class festivals including the
Montreal International Jazz Festival (2007), and in Toronto at Yonge-Dundas Square's
Global Rhythms Festival (2008), and the Harbourfront Global Hip-Hop Festival (2006,
The group has also left its mark internationally; initiating socio-cultural exchanges with
like-minded artists from Sao Paolo, Brazil (2008) and in Havana, Cuba (2004, 2006). In
both countries, these initiatives involved educational and musical workshops, concerts
and studio collaborations. From these enriching exchanges, the grassroots “Get Down”
mix-tape series came to life; showcasing the collaborations as well as solo contributions
from Brazilian and Cuban artists. Functioning somewhat as ambassadors, Nomadic
continues to redefine what Hip-Hop can achieve on a global level.
With the first critically acclaimed EP, Nomads Land (2004), more than 3000 copies were
sold independently on the strength of the group's performances before inking a
distribution deal with Montreal-Toronto based Public Transit Recordings.
As the group's ongoing explorations open up new ways to interpret a musical style that
has traditionally been marginalized, the “more” that has always existed in the Hip-Hop
movement is revealed in everything that is Nomadic Massive.