Rising Appalachia – Alive Tour Diary 9 : We Growing Our Freedom, We Planting Our Seeds
In the sweet evening hours after a long weekend of shows this October 2017 for us and our dear friends Climbing Poetree, we all gathered in a beautiful backyard in Oakland, CA to relax, feast and tell stories from the road. The vibes were on point, candle lit in the early autumn breeze, plus the pulse of a multitude of artists all finding each other’s voices in creative catharsis.
The cypher started slow, everyone tentative to jump in, watching each other, waiting for the spirit, but by the time we had all added our beats, melody, and rhymes there was no stopping it, and the music improv went on all through the night.
We got so many beautiful voices all across this world, what a gift to hear everyone layer and build together con paz y musica y amistad.
We got this.
Give thanks to everyone in this little vignette,
including, Alixa and Niama of Climbing Poetree, Gina Madrid, Biko Casini and Leah Song, Aima the Dreamer, Lydia Violet, and so may other folk holding and keepers that pulse and sway.