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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.
Nahko and Medicine for the People recently wrapped an 8 week South Pacific tour including performances with Michael Franti in Bali, Byron Spirit Festival and Rainbow Serpent Festival in Australia and Bali Spirit Festival.
Nahko and MFTP have already sold out Los Angeles, Sebastopol, San Francisco, Eugene, Seattle, Portland, Minneapolis and LaCrosse on their April 2013 tour in support of their new album Dark as Night!