Rising Appalachia – Medicine (Official Music Video)

  • May 19, 2016
  • By Rising Appalachia
Rising Appalachia – Medicine (Official Music Video), 4 minutes 44 seconds

“Medicine” is a song-anthem honoring the traditions of folk medicine; plant-based medicine as a tool for empowerment and healing. It is a call to action to support the voices of the herbalists, healers, and teachers… the roots, plants, trees, and stones… the arts, the spirits, and the wild ones. It is an honoring of all the many ways that we can be well, and the radical and traditional ways in which we can steward health within ourselves. 
_x000D_ This song is a direct tribute to the people around the world who are holding and teaching these ways of herbal plant-based medicine, educating us all to know our gardens, our forests, our plants and our own bodies… to bring wellness back into our own hands and communities. It is not a dismissal of modern medicine, but a gratitude and honoring of its ancestry and foundations within folkloric traditions. 
_x000D_ As we are moving into a new season, a new time, and a new chapter, we offer this song as a ritual anthem for this transition and time of great change. ” ~ Rising Appalachia
_x000D_ Directed by Jeremy Jensen & Ashley Owen
_x000D_ Edited by Jeremy Jensen
_x000D_ Cinematographers: Jeremy Jensen, Taylor Hellhake & Ashley Owen

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Rising Appalachia

Rising Appalachia brings to the stage a collection of sounds, stories, and songs steeped in tradition and a devotion to world culture. Intertwining a deep reverence for folk music and a passion for justice, they have made it their life’s work to sing songs that speak to something ancient yet surging with relevance. Whether playing at Red Rocks or in rail cars, at Italian street fairs or to Bulgarian herbalists, this fiercely independent band has blazed a unique and colorful path across the globe. 11 years into their movement, Rising Appalachia believes that the roots of all these old songs are vital to our ever evolving soundscape.

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