May 25, 2008

How Blackfire got started

Blackfire:  The Rhythm of ResistanceA sync settled in, Jeneda leans into the conversation. “You know Blackfire just happened, it wasn’t planned. We grew up together, are close in age, played easily together and picked up instruments together.”

“Where did you get the name from?” I ask. “Black coal,” Says Jeneda, “has always represented, to our minds, the continued encroachment on Traditional Aboriginal land.”

Blackfire,” says Clayson, “is like a smoke signal.”

Klee seamlessly completes the thought. “In the old days, a smoke signal was used to warn other camps in the vicinity of the approaching enemy.”

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