Described by NPR as the “aural divinity of two sisters seeped in the deep south flair of harmony, resistance, and poetry”, Rising Appalachia arrive in the UK this August appearing at a number of festivals as well as live dates including London’s Bush Hall and Bristol’s Thekla.
Watch their latest video for Resilient, the title track of their latest album.
Filmed in North America’s most diverse setting, New York City, Resilient is a stark telling of the songs message through the grace of the dancers bodies and reflections on the poetics. The video was made to be simple, stark, and direct, engaging the viewer into the intimate space of each artist. We wanted to strip away the clutter of objects and centralize the song on our common humanity. Our eyes. Skin tones. Muscles. Smiles. Power. Each dancer responded both with choreography and improvisation to what resilience meant to them personally, and we sang the words straight into the camera to bring the listener in close to this intimate song. Resilient is meant to be a tangible, graspable, relatable folk song for people of all backgrounds and walks of life.
Rising Appalachia UK Tour Dates
Aug 11 Boomtown Fair, Winchester
Aug 12 Boomtown Fair, Winchester
Aug 14 Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich
Aug 16 Bush Hall, London (Ticket link)
Aug 17 Thekla, Bristol
Aug 19 Beautiful Days, Eastbourne