Sunday, May 01, 2011

Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival

A week ago today , Dh and I headed out to the Shakori Hills Festival http://www.shakorihills.org/?section=407&PHPSESSID=96003f7d452cba40bba4ce27988f401c , we were planning to go on Friday before Easter , but it was a cold rainy day so we didn't go. Keith Secola was performing Friday and Sunday night. Our Easter gathering was planned for Sunday afternoon , but after talking with the family , they all agreed we should go and we would have our gathering on Monday. They all know I'm a big fan of Keith Secola ~ http://www.secola.com/ ~ and he hasn't been to the festival in a year or so. It was a beautiful day , the weather was perfect and we really enjoyed seeing the local band pictured above Dark Water Rising ~ http://www.darkwaterrising.net/ ~ . They're a Native American band from Robeson N.C. , home of the Lumbee Tribe http://www.lumbeetribe.com/Press%20Room/03_21_11_DWR.html .





Keith Secola's show was a tribute to the different Native American Tribes at the festival , he was joined on stage by Pura Fe and John Lakota Locklear ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bv8m2SWNIEk .



His show also featured Moontee Sinquah , who was the world champion hoop dancer in 2008.



This is Moontee's son , he performed with his Dad. The pictures aren't great , it was getting dark , we were under the dance tent and I was taking them sitting down. We had a great time though , eat some frybread and did a round dance to his song called " Frybread ".




~ Many Blessings ~


JoyceAnn



5 comments:

Millie said...

It sounds like a great time!

Vickie LeBlanc said...

I love these kinds of music festivals. We don't have very many outdoors music concerts around here anymore... we have a few during the summer.

frugalgravy said...

Sounds extremely fun! I used to go to powwows and I miss that. Glad you enjoyed yourselves.

Peggy said...

That sounds like a awesome thing to go to! Will have to check it out next time. Trying like everything to catch up around here but I keep getting more behind. Think of you each time I work in the herb garden. Wondering how you are doing and how your herbs are growing. Learn so much from your herb blog! Have a blessed day!

Anishinaabekwe said...

I really like Keith Secola too! I'll have to check out Dark Water Rising. Pure Fe is supposed to be at the Spirit of the Woods Music Festival in Northern Michigan. http://www.spiritofthewoods.org/festival.html ~ I plan on going since it is right around the woods from me. :)

Looks like you had a good time!