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music to my ears

This post is all about music …

Appalachian Media Institute …a part of Appalshop, a  multi-media arts and cultural organization, AMI is a training program for youth located in Whitesburg, Kentucky.  It was started to help youth learn media production skills and focuses on community-based issues.

The video is made by three young people and focuses on one girl’s struggle to play the banjo – an instrument that runs deep in the family.  The video is all about belonging, identity, loss, and grief  – her father died and she has a deep desire to “know where she came from” and “know her father” through the music and the community he left behind.  Check out this site for lots of youth-created videos about common concerns like – local business, teen moms, environment, and more.  And the Appalachian music and accent is just lovely!

I can’t seem to post it but you can find it on vimeo –  just put in ‘banjo pickin girl’ 🙂

Instead here is another video called banjo pickin girl .. just a song and nothin like the above video!

Playing for Change  – some great music from around the world .. this Foundation is dedicated to the fundamental idea that peace and change are possible through the universal language of music.  Amazing music and I found a new favourite group …Tinariwen ..?

A group “band of Tuareg musicians from the Sahara Desert region of northern Mali, formed in 1979” .. so says Wikipedia... I can’t seem to find an active website for the group!

Just listen to the beauty, sadness, and hope in this song …  Imidiwan Afrik Tendam | Playing For Change …

Enjoy the song in your heart however it feels …

peace out,


some love, some peace, some poetry

These boys know how to say it …  political, personal .. they picked up my spirits and i hope they do it for you too

“The Peace Poets are a community based arts collective from New York City.

Their mission is to create safe spaces for inner-city youth to express themselves artistically and discover their true potential as community members and leaders.

They aim to create fresh art that reflects love, loss, and life.”

A bit of peace and love and sexual healin on this snowy, freezing day in Saskatchewan ..

And if you want something that fires you up….

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