A new Indigenous inspired mural, by Philip Cote, graces my hood; the Village of Roncesvalles.
A new to me song, by Buffy Saint Marie & throat singer Tanya Tagaq, graces my spirit. You Got To Run (Spirit Of The Wind) is the most powerful song I’ve ever heard.
I’M BLOWN AWAY
You could listen while perusing the rest of the mural, but I doubt you will be able to take your focus off of the intense performances.
Here are some of the murals hi-lights.
Philip Cote says about the mural “I am here doing a Sundance song to honour the ancestors and recognize where I come from”
Roncesvalles was originally settled by Colonel Walter O’Hara in 1850. O’Hara (Irish), a soldier in the British army was captured by the French in the Roncesvalles Gorge in Spain; hence the name Roncesvalles.
Pics taken by Resa – October & November 2018 & July 2019
The Artist: Philip Cote
Buffy, a multi-media artist, rose to prominence in the late 60’s, with the folk music movement. However, once she began using her voice to support native causes, her songs were censored in the USA, and yanked from playlists.
Someone said (paraphrasing) It’s amazing how afraid powerful men in suits are, of a girl with a guitar.