Tomorrow we will do a concert at Hanford Reach together with Martin Gerschwitz. We will also show some songs from our collaboration with Fred Hill Sr. Thank you Burger King for letting us put up a banner!
5:30 am his morning Jørgen and I walked up to Ghost Mountain. It was a nice two hours morning walk from the camp, in the beautiful landscape we also saw four foxes. Along the road you can see stones carrying the story of this place: Pí´amkinwaas kaa tukéywnwees Place of gathering and place to dance. A place to be together in the homeland once again, celebrating survival and remembering those who made sacrifices so we could be here today. Kiné hitéw´yeniksine núunim titlúume w
We just arrived Wallawa and made our camp close to the horses and the river. The stars are so bright, the drums and chanting so calming. Ghost Mountain stands in front of us like a giant, protecting this beautiful land. It feels good to be back!
Last summer we met Fred Hill Sr. when he was a master of ceremony during the Tamkaliks Celebration. Fred is also one of the leaders from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, a great guy and a fantastic musician. We decided to do a musical collaboration, and this picture is from our first musical meeting last night. Two distant cultures blended naturally together and an exiting journey has begun.
At the airport we were picked up by this gorgeuos Thunderbird, and look at the flag! Paul Howard you´re the best! On the way to Richland we stoped in a little town called Ronald near Roslyn and met some friends of Paul and eat dinner at the Old #3 Restaurant and Bar. Thanks for your hospitality Dave!
Tomorrow Jørgen and I are traveling on a new exciting journey, over the Atlantic and into the land of the native american people. I´m so grateful for all the amazing memories from last summer and look forward to build new and closer frienships, share stories and talk together through the powerful language of music. First announced performance will be at the Tamkaliks Celebration in Wallowa (OR) the 17th-19th together with Fred Hill Sr. from the Conferated Tribes of the Umatil