11th Igorot Cordillera BIMAAK-Europe (ICBE) Conference
May 18-20, 2023
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Hail ICBE in Amsterdam Hail, o Hail*
By Claire Bucher and Airen Kalley-Ruettimann
Hail ICBE in Amsterdam Hail, o Hail
Thank you for gathering us together
Igorots far and near will
Showcase our culture to its summit.
Rise up ye mountaineers, arise
Take pride you are a mountaineer
Lift up your voice, be recognized
Stand firm and hold your land, so dear
Rise up ye mountaineers, arise.
We are the BIBAK Switzerland
Swiss Alps, cows, choc‘lates we are fond
Pinikpikan and enasin
We miss it too in that great land.
Rise up ye BIBAK Switzerland
We may few, but we have fun
We are surrounded by everyone
Who have crossed any bridge before our time
Rise up ye BIBAK Switzerland!
*Claire and Airen sang the lyrics to the melody of the “Mountain Province Hymn.”