This jam with Igoroots is at the Earth Day full moon party at Forest Camp in Valencia, near Dumaguete. The tribal flute is extremely low in the (monitors-based) mix and really not the most important part of the music. But it did influence some of changes and rhythms during the spacier moments––it is in some ways crucial. And what a rhythm these cats get into.
Thanks to Chuckie Vicuna for inviting me up to Forest Camp and to the Igoroots musicians, I'll get their names if and when we jam at Hayahay tonight.
Oh and here is my little take on the "surprise" win in Indiana by Bernie Sanders, which I thought was pretty likely to happen:
"With any change platform, discontents provide a bulwark of support. This is directly related to the success of the insurgent campaign. No Trump, Sanders represents a comparable force within the Democratic party. His nomination would fare the best in a national contest between him and Trump, simply because he could also credibly claim to be a change agent. Of a far more sane and rational variety, concerned with taking wealth & power from the establishment and redistributing it equitably.
Party affiliation irregardless, this is because Hillary Clinton is seen as being so tied to establishment, moneyed interests. The Democrats who preach unity forget that, as times evolve, so too must the values they stand for. Calling what is still a viable race a slam dunk for one candidate is to risk stifling healthy debate and a readjustment of core Democrat Party values toward more sustainable pathways. If it takes a contested convention to bring Sanders' issues to the fore, so be it."