Trio Bembe’s Yukon Quest
It’s been a couple of weeks since our quest up North to the Yukon. We had a fabulous time, so we thought we’d share a few stories from our time up there. You can watch our video highlights on our video page (Scott has some pretty cool moves).
Hosting Trio Bembe in Whitehorse
Most people stay in hotels when they travel, but not us! We put out the call to anyone and everyone we know for friends in the Yukon. One of Amber’s students responded, and a friend of a friend of a friend introduced us to our hosts for our stay in Whitehorse. We had a fabulous time with David and Joy, who live in a beautiful log cabin with a Japanese bath and a mountain on their doorstep.
Finding Latinos in Whitehorse
It didn’t take us long to find the Latinos in Whitehorse. We were quickly directed to Sanchez Cantina, where we ate amazing Mexican food and drank huge margaritas (real ones)! We even brought our instruments to play a song for them. If you have a Mexican song suggestion for us, send us a message!
Trio Bembe on the Marge of Lake Lebarge
We visited the site of Robert Service‘s famous poem, “The Cremation of Sam McGee“. Amber‘s aunt took us for a romp in the nearby hills and also gave us moose for lunch! Amber got to stay in Whitehorse a few days after the awards to spend some more time with her aunt and sing on top of a few more mountains!
And of course, the award!
We were stunned when they actually called our name at the Western Canadian Music Awards Ceremony. Then we danced around and cheered all night, celebrating our award for “World Recording of the Year“. Next stop, the Junos!
A huge thank you to our fans for coming out to shows, bringing us edible treats, dancing, opening up your homes, and spreading the fire of Latin music in Canada!