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Hip hop beats, protest anthems and Aussie classics: find bottomless inspiration in Nahko’s 25 essential tracks

Where does the Nahko’s inspiration lie? As the frontman of Nahko and Medicine for the People, he’s dedicated to spreading his message of peace, love and cooperation wherever he treads.

Which will be Australia very soon. His Call To Action tour lands on our shores on April 6th in WA. If you’re heading along, make sure you give the below playlist a listen: 25 tasty essentials courtesy of Nahko himself.

nahko and medicine for the people

Like his own music, Nahko’s 25 essential tracks aren’t your average jams. Music that sends a message is the most powerful of all, so dive right in for some genuine inspiration.


Molasses – Hiatus Kaiyote
Blessings – Chance the Rapper
Down in the Valley – The Head and the Heart
Kristine – Joe Purdy
Rua Kenana – David Grace & Injustice
Bless Your Heart – Clinton Fearon
Latinoamerica – Calle 13
Land of the Free – Joey Bada$$
My Body is a Cage – Arcade Fire
Thugz Mansion – Tupac
Lover’s Spit – Broken Social Scene
Inside and Out – Feist
King of the Road – Roger Miller
Coming Home – Leon Bridges
Say Yes – Elliot Smith
Growing Up – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ed Sheeran
Murakami – Made in Heights
Avocado – Jah9
Back in Black – AC/DC
Jack and Diane – John Mellencamp
Leave a Trace – CHVRCHES
Maybe IDK – Jon Bellion
In the Beginning – K’naan
Borders – M.I.A.

Nahko and Medicine for the People are kicking off their A Call To Action tour on April 6th in Margaret River, WA. They’ll be hitting dates all over Australia throughout the month all the way up until Bluesfest in Byron Bay.

To find out if they’re playing a show near you, follow this link. 

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April 3, 2017

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