Parab Poet and the Hip Hop Hippies
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Parab Poet and the Hip Hop Hippies

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Folk Hip Hop




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A collection of feel-good rhymes and raps, Parab Poet has been making a big impression on Saskatoon. They’ve performed at a variety of stages and events thus far (one notable appearance being at last year’s Food Truck Festival). This year, Mr. Poet and his crew will be performing at the main stage of the Jazz Festival — a damn quick rise for a new band, but one they totally deserve. - planet s

"JazzFest Review"

One musician familiar to the festival that you can’t help but enjoy is Michael Franti. While yoga enthusiasts enjoyed a noon hour session in the gardens, his headlining set, featuring a smooth combination of reggae and jazz, is both fun and crowd engaging. It was definitely a high energy night behind the Bess! Local opener, Parab Poet & the Hip Hop Hippies features a quick-talking MC performing along with a group of talented musicians-bass, violin, mandolin, percussion, drums, electronics. A perfect opener to get the crowd pumped up.
-Ominocity, July 10th 2015 (Re: Jazz Fest Review) - Ominocity

"Parab Poet & the Hip Hop Hippies Open for Michael Franti"

It was an inspiring sight, but no less than Franti’s evening performance, which saw a near-capacity crowd crooning along with the dreadlocked singer. Local openers Parab Poet and the Hip-Hop Hippies kept the party going well into the wee hours at their own headlining performance at Amigos. The multimember rap group, which features several vocalists along with some trumpet and violin lines for good measure, kept the energy high throughout the entirety of the evening.
-Chris Morin, The Star Phoenix, July 6th 2015 (Re: Jazz Fest Performance) - Star Phoenix

"Parab Poet and The Hip Hop Hippies"

Originally taking hip hop songs written by independent indie rhymer Parab Poet, they have together transformed them into an organic live hip hop show. An outstanding energetic force to be reckoned with! - Revelstoke Mountaineer

"Good Vibrations"

Parab Poet and the Hip Hop Hippies hoping to leave the audience feeling good

One of the first shows of the New Year is set and the musicians coming to P.A. are hoping to leave residents with a positive vibe.

Parab Poet and the Hip Hop Hippies (PPHHH) are coming to the Mann Art Gallery on Jan. 5 as a part of their album release tour.

The show will also feature local band The Wolfe. The two groups met at an all-ages show in Saskatoon.

“We’re looking forward to be able to play our first time together as a collective in P.A.,” said Chady Nasr, who goes by the stage name Parab Poet.

“We hope to connect with a lot of people and we’re excited to play with The Wolfe.”

The debut PPHHH self-titled album, which was released on Dec. 16, has been in the works for about a year.

It features 11 diverse songs from the unique group, which combines genres such as world drumming, hip hop, jazz, marching bad, classical and folk.

“From song to song you’re going to get a different kind of theme,” Nasr said.

“You experience the instrumentation and the unique characteristics of every group members. Every time we collaborate on a song it has its own feet to stand on.

“The album is very experimental. There’s a really diverse instrumentation and very experimental groovy vibes with quite conscious lyricism.” - Prince Albert Daily Herald


Debut Album - Parab Poet and The Hip Hop Hippies- Self Titled- Released Dec. 16th 2016 



This collective has been creating quite a buzz these last few years. From touring Western Canada, to playing many shows in their home province, they have gained supportive followers both far and wide. They have shared the stage with acts like Michael Franti and Spearhead, Delhi to Dublin and Abstract Rude. The group‘s diverse and energetic sound has captivated audiences in both intimate venues as well as festival stages. Their debut album released Dec. 16th 2016 weaves conscious poems with mandolin melodies, folk inspired violin, jazzy trumpet and soaring vocals. The four part rhythm section and turntables keep the upbeat going. Each song invites you into a groovy listening experience. Their positive message and good vibrations will have you pushing repeat.

Their single and newly released video ‘Just Breathe’ highlights the spirited folk flavour in this collaborative crew. They will truly brighten your day with their happy faces and vigour for life. A conscious and catchy collective, conclusion... VIBES RAISED 

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