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Video: Rising Appalachia | Resilient

Rising Appalachia is a folk music group lead by multi-instrumentalist sisters Leah Song and Chloe Smith. The band incorporates everything from simple harmonics to a wide variety of percussive instruments, creating a full mix of world, folk and soul music.

Directors- Chloe Smith and Leah Song | Cinematographer/Editor- Alex Allaux | Movement Director- Justin Conte | Dancers- Amy Secada, Quentin Robinson (IAMSpecialFX), Justin Conte, Lukas van der Fecht | Musicians- Chloe Smith and Leah Song | Lighting- Sam Warga

Running time: 4 minutes

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Lyrics:

I am resilient

I trust the movement

I negate the chaos

Uplift the negative

I’ll show up at the table, again and again and again

I’ll close my mouth and learn to listen

These times are poignant

The winds have shifted

It’s all we can do

To stay uplifted

Pipelines through backyards

Wolves howlin out front

Yeah, I got my crew but truth is what I want

Realigned and on point

Power to the peaceful

Prayers to the waters

Women at the center

All vessels open to give and receive

Let’s see the system brought down to it’s knees

I’m made of thunder

I’m made of lightning

I’m made of dirt (yeah)

Made of the fine things

My father taught me that I’m a speck of dust

And this world was made for me

So let’s go and try our luck

I got my roots down, down, down, down

Down, down, down, down, down, deep

I got my roots down, down, down, down

Down, down, down, down, down, deep

So what are we doing here? What has been done?

What are you gonna do about it when the world comes undone?

My voice feels tiny and I’m sure so does yours

But put us all together we make a mighty roar

I am resilient

I trust the movement

I negate the chaos

Uplift the negative

I’ll show up at the table, again and again and again

I’ll close my mouth and learn to listen

Leah Song and Chloe Smith

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