This past January & February Climbing Poetree joined forces with Leah Song & Biko Casini of Rising Appalachia, and what a collaboration it was! We are immensely grateful for the magic and power of this journey, and getting to share our work with these 4 islands’ communities, and learn from the vast heritage of music, spirituality, medicine, farming, movements to resist GMO experimentation and militarization, and struggles for sovereignty and self-determination.
Here is a quick recap of our journey, scroll below for breathtaking photographs of the tour. We were also blessed enough to film two live recordings, on epic landscapes, out of the 5 collaborations that Leah Song, Biko Casini, Naima & I created while traveling together. Check those out and spread them far and wide!
With Eternal Gratitude,
Alixa & Naima
WE THANK THE HAWAIIAN PEOPLE WHO WELCOMED US
INTO THEIR HOMES, INTO THEIR CYPHERS, ONTO THEIR LAND,
WE THANK THE ANCESTORS OF THESE MOUNTAINS AND OCEANS AND ALL THE SPIRITS WHO GUIDED OUR STEPS.
WE ARE GRATEFUL TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED BUILD THE STAGE, EVERYONE WHO SHARED THE STAGE, THOSE WHO FED US AND HOUSED US AND SHARED THEIR SECRET PLACES WITH US,
AND THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT AND SPREAD THE WORD.
EVERY PRESENTATION WAS A PRAYER, AN OUTCRY, A CLASSROOM
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE
WHO HELPED MAKE THIS POSSIBLE.