Wang Ping ‘Kinship of Rivers’ Project Returns to ‘The Colony’. Trinidad Colorado

Wang Ping ‘Kinship of Rivers’ Project Returns to ‘The Colony’. Trinidad Colorado

Wang Ping ‘Kinship of Rivers’ Project Returns to ‘The Colony’. Trinidad Colorado

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As promised Award Winning Laureate Wang Ping returns to The Colony to prepare her Traditional Chinese Dumpling. Kinship of Rivers continues to inspire unity and bring respect to our most precious commodity, water. Mni Wiconi, Water is Life and Wang Ping made the pilgrimage to the Oceti Sakowin Camp, along the Cannon Ball River. It became a sacred journey, a story you must hear.

Ms. Ping will share her tales of life and the people who inspired them, along the river. It’s not just about dumplings, it’s about life, cultures, diversity as well as commonalities that make us uniquely human. Kinship is a bond that needs few worlds to describe for it is more a feeling of deeper understanding, trust and sanctuary, a novelty in today’s world. She’ll be at the Amato Lumber Yard Complex, 224 E. Godding, Trinidad, Colorado, 81082 on May 21st at 3:00 pm.

Renowned Artist/Activist Sitt Nyein Aye of Burma will also be painting Murals and Big & little kids are most welcome to participate with Sitt and express themselves in color. Wang Ping will display her Everest Flag Installations. Everyone can create a flag with personal statements, concerns prayers or whatever floats their canoe in the spirit of sharing and cultural expression.

Visitors from around the planet encouraged to bring their traditional regalia, music, and stories, join in on the conversation. If you’re from another universe, ‘Sí, hablamos Pleiadean & Andromedian’. Carbon and sodium based life forms welcome. Abductions and probing prohibited where posted.  BYOAC: Bring Your Own Aluminum Cap. Bring sense of humor

Minstrels welcome to wandering about eh. Hopefully a mix of cultures will converge on this humble little gathering to give a truly international flavor to this humble event. Human beings from a throughout the universe and multi dimensional planes are invited to celibate water with Wang Ping, Sitt Nyein Aye and the artists from ‘The Colony’.

Regardless of the state of it’s state of matter, water is water.

Wang Ping will be at the Amato Lumber Yard Complex, 224 E. Godding, Trinidad, Colorado, on Sunday May 21st at 3:00 pm.

Open agenda & room for improv. 

Info: noveho@gmail.com, ask for Guido, Capice?

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Buffalohair  

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Sacred Land by Raven Hernandez – Raven Stands With Standing Rock – BRAVO!

Sacred Land by Raven Hernandez – Raven Stands With Standing Rock – BRAVO!

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Spoke with Raven Hernandez today and he’s all fired up over the injustice, big time. So I asked my bro what he though of it all,…………….. ………………………………………………………………and he gave me this song,…. Sacred Land. Raven Stands in Solidarity With His Brothers & Sisters At Standing Rock North Dakota, Turtle Island Rock On Raven! Buffalohair P.S. I think this tune is also appropriate at this juncture in time,…..

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Spoke with Raven Hernandez today and he’s all fired up over the injustice, big time.

So I asked my bro what he though of it all,……………..

………………………………………………………………and he gave me this song,…. Sacred Land.

Raven Stands in Solidarity

With His Brothers & Sisters At Standing Rock North Dakota, Turtle Island

Rock On Raven!

Buffalohair

P.S.

I think this tune is also appropriate at this juncture in time,….. Shooting Cowboys,

by Raven…………

Now That’s Shameless Promotions Eh……….

Dividere la Storia

Film Maker Rod Pocowatchits / Walker Sequence

Rod Pocowatchits / Walker Sequence

I love long, single takes without edits in movies. They’re incredibly hard to execute, but they put you right into the action. I love this one that we managed to pull off (after many takes) in our 24-hour film race entry. I just want to make sure that my talented, fearless crew gets props for their amazing work in pulling this off. You rock.

https://vimeo.com/72252506 — with Bj Hatter and 6 others.

“Walker” sequence

Sequence from our 24 hour film contest entry.

 

 

 

 

 

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Buffalohair: Rock the 9: A New Mexico Entertainment Review

 

Rock the 9: A New Mexico Entertainment Review

rockthe9aThe Gathering of Nations Pow Wow in Albuquerque is a 5 star event on anyone’s A-List. It’s an event where 10’s of thousands of Aboriginal people from throughout the Americas celebrate a weekend of multi-tribal events including food, song, dance and comedy. But there is another event of consequence in ABQ during the GON pow wow that is well worth a visit and that’s the ‘Rock the 9’ Native American Music Festival and this year it was held at the ‘Low Spirit Bar and Stage’. Ironically, the venue is reminiscent of the iconic Troubadour Club in West Hollywood for its unique multi genre format and the international headliners it attracts both on and off stage.

 

Brain child of JJ Otero & Rod Lacy, the *Rock the 9 Native American Music Festival has featured headliners like **Gary Farmer & The Troublemakers, ***The Jir Project Band and a host of musical & comedic acts including ****‘Another Indian Uprising’ and the list goes on. What might have been New Mexico’s little secret has come of age since Rock the 9 was truly a star studded gala. The entertainers were top shelf and well worth the trip to this venue in the Land of Enchantment. The ambiance of the establishment gave the audience more of an intimate experience with their favorite entertainers also. The drinks were cheap and the wait staff was eager to serve.

My ax-man friend *****Roger Cultee did mix it up with his guitar. Granted it was not blues but the crowd loved him, hmm nothing like a little shameless promotions eh. Rock the 9 had quality entertainment that just blew my mind. The event also featured some excellent comedians at this extravaganza and provided quality entertainment for even the most discriminating aficionado. From stand up comedy to blues that was out of this world, the crowds just loved every minute of it. To top it all off the food was excellent, provided you like Navajo Tacos and other traditional native fair. Well what do you expect during pow wow season in Indian country, Matzo Balls and Gefilte Fish?

I think the highlight of the event for me was the opportunity I had to meet with some of the performers. Though it was more like casting a butterfly net to reel in performers for interviews I did manage to snare a few and dutifully captured them on tape. Though our interviews ended up as zany as the entertainers I was interviewing I did get glimpse of something others don’t usually see and that is the driving passion these folks have for ‘the people’ and mother earth. Through the laughter and through their smiles I could see and feel their pain over the injustices that persist not only for us indigenous types but for all of humanity. ‘Behind the clowns smile is a river of tears’ and for Eric Owens, Jim Anderson and Jim Ruel, this axiom is no stranger.

 As for Low Spirits Bar and Stage I’m no John Taffer but this venue could be classified as a 5 star dive bar and entertainment portal with unlimited possibilities. Not only during the GON pow wow does this place have spectacular entertainers to tantalize the audience but they have great shows throughout the year. There is no question Rock the 9 Native American Music Festival was not in completion with the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow. Rather, this musical presentation was a complement to this national event. The ******Low Spirits Bar & Stage was the perfect venue for this festival and the entertainers were truly world class. And last but not least, this was also a traditional culinary adventure that was good to the last bite. Those Navajo Tacos were the best.

* http://www.reverbnation.com/venue/rockthe9

** http://aboriginalpeopleschoice.com/artists/gary-farmer-and-the-troublemakers/

*** http://www.reverbnation.com/thejirprojectbandj

**** http://www.anotherndnuprising.com/

***** http://www.myspace.com/rogercultee

****** http://lowspiritslive.com/

ROCK ON!

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Buffalohair

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Rock The 9 / Your guide to the Native music festival

Rock The 9 / Your guide to the Native music festival

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Rock The 9 / Your guide to the  Native music festival

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http://www.reverbnation.com/venue/rockthe9

PO Box 27542, Albuquerque, NM, 87125, US

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Bio: Rock The 9 Native Music Festival is an annual rock and roll music showcase to be held in Albuquerque, NM from April 26 through April 29,…

Rock The 9 Native Music Festival is an annual rock and roll music showcase to be held in Albuquerque, NM from April 26 through April 29, 2012. The festival has featured the music of many aspiring Native American musicians and bands as well as some of its most distinguished visionaries which have included Derek Miller, Keith Secola, Red Earth, Gary Farmer & The Trouble Makers, The Plateros, Gabriel Ayala, Shakti Hayes, Michael Bucher, Tracy Bone, and JC Campbell just to name a few.

In its fifth year, this four night event will be held at Albuquerque’s best roots music venue, Low Spirits Bar & Stage, the home to a great stage, sound system, and excellent staff. Banking on the success of four great years in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, we are looking forward to this year’s event.

###### Rock The 9 – Thursday Night
4/26/11
12:00 – Twice As Good
11:00 – DelHell County
10:00 – Garry Blackchild
9:00 – Li Chii
8:30 – Another Indian Uprising (Comedy)

###### Rock The 9 – Friday Night
4/27/11
12:00 – Leanne Goose (Headliner)
11:00 – Rocking Horse
10:00 – Chucki Begay & Mother Earth Blues Band
9:00 – Twang Deluxe
8:30 – Another Indian Uprising (Comedy)

###### Rock The 9 Saturday
4/28/11
12:00 – Plateros
11:00 – The Old Main
10:00 – Saving Damsels
9:00 – The Jir Project
8:30 – Another Indian Uprising (Comedy)

###### Rock The 9 Comedy Roast of Harlan McKosato
4/29/11
10:15 – Close, Another Indian Uprising
10:00 – Intermission
9:00 – Roast of Harlan McKosato
8:30 – Another Indian Uprising (Comedy)

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April 26, 2013
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Buffalohair: Kathina Festival, Sadimon Jeyawdi Buddhist Temple, Amarillo Texas 11-25-12

Kathina Festival, Sadimon Jeyawdi Buddhist Temple, Amarillo Texas 11-25-12

 

 

The Buddhist Burmese Community of Amarillo Texas is a cultural bastion that adheres to ancient customs and traditions brought from Burma by political exiles and refugees who fled tyranny, torture and death by the hand of the Military Dictatorship. The community thrives within their culture and religion in spite of the fact their beloved homeland is thousands of miles away. And this story is about a thriving community that conquered the issues of assimilation and has excelled in ‘The Yellow Rose of Texas’.

The Kathina Festival was held at the Sadimon Jeyawdi Buddhist Temple under the stewardship of Ashin Nanda Vamsa. Kathina. It is a time of giving and showing appreciation where the people bring gifts and robes to the monks. The ceremony is also a time of fellowship and feasting combined with traditional entertainment. I was fortunate to be invited to this hallowed event by my friend Kyaw Hein and frankly, I had a great time and enjoyed some of the finest Burmese cuisine I had ever eaten. It was heartening to note that Amarillo as a whole has embraced these humble and hard working people as members of their community proving that everything truly is bigger in Texas including their hearts.

What really impressed me about this cultural event was that the younger more Americanized folks were participating along side the older more traditional people in total harmony. The younger generation has embraced their culture, language and religion in such a way there is no question the spirit of Buddhism & Burma will continue to live and flourish for generations to come. The Buddhist Burmese religious & civil leaders have managed to build a healthy and thriving community that should be the envy of other communities that face divisions between generations.

Of course I must thank my interpreter, Madam Butterfly, who introduced me toBurmaand her culturally diverse people. With her priceless assistant I managed to explore the Burmese culture where few have ever delved and in the process I also ate some real good food. Being the foodie that I am, I enjoyed every scrumptious moment. Exploring and experiencing the peaks and valleys of these refugee/political exiles has offered me greater insights on their epic human challenge and happily I must report that this journey to Amarillo Texas is one of the highlights of my Burmese experience, so far. But then again, I’ve had many richly rewarding experiences with these ancient culturally diverse people from the Far East.

In all fairness it must be noted the videos produced do not include all of the brilliant performances but rest assured the ones I did miss where just as vibrant, culturally rich and colorfully entertaining. In some way it was as if I was taken back in time when Burma was still the ‘Land of Alaungpaya’. Within my tradition we believe everything comes in cycles and there is no question that one day Burma will regain her rightful place as Asia’s ‘Jewel of the Orient’. ‘The Yellow Rose of Texas’ has been complemented with priceless glimmering emeralds, and they are the Burmese people.

Video Links:

Kathina Festival pt 1

http://youtu.be/qwFQhoRQBMI

Kathina Festival pt 2

http://youtu.be/1gTn2ZcKje0

 

For more information contact:

Ashin Nanda Vamsa

Sadimon Jeyawdi Buddhist Temple

7301 Amarillo Blvd

East Amarillo,Texas 79107

Ph; 806 290 8017

 

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Buffalohair

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