Driftless Native Cora Rose Films Kickapoo River Music Video
Cora Rose grew up along the West Fork of the Kickapoo River between Avalanche and Bloomingdale’s. Since graduating from Westby High School in 2005, she has traveled the world with her music.
She now travels from Alaska to Argentina with her partner, artist José Luis Vílchez, aboard a bus transformed into an art and recording studio on wheels. The project, called “Art We There Yet,” has a mission to create art and music inspired by the Americas, while providing free community murals and workshops in communities along the way.
Last year, the duo brought the Art We There Yet project to the Driftless, a return to Cora’s roots. A mural was painted at Westby High School and the bus visited schools in Vernon County.
But perhaps most special of all was the music video Cora Rose and José Luis produced along the West Fork of the Kickapoo.
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“’I Am The River’ is a deeply personal and meaningful song about identity, growth and gratitude. It was written about growing up along the Kickapoo River. I am so grateful to José for being able to film the clip on the Kickapoo, on the very land where I was born and raised,” shares Cora.
For those who call Driftless home, this tune strikes a chord. Listen. It is sure to brighten your day.
Link to “I Am The River” music video: https://youtu.be/t3RIW9pAC_s