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Remembering the Songs Flute Concert with Gary Stroutsos

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, $10 per person
6 - 7pm - White River Valley Museum open house
7pm - Concert at the Auburn Community and Events Center***

In this solo flute concert and storytelling event, Gary Stroutsos provides a unique look at the musical traditions from Zuni, Navajo and Salish communities and the importance of songs to these people. Many songs have been lost, but this program shares some of the songs that remain!

***The Museum and the Events Center are both located in Les Gove Park - park your vehicle at either location and enjoy a quick 2 - 3 minute walk to the other.

 



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About the Artist:

Originally trained as a Jazz flutist (studying with Jazz master flutist and composer James Newton, and Afro-Cuban flute master Danilo Lozano), Gary Stroutsos has become perhaps best known for his haunting work on the Native American Flute, and is acknowledged to have made a significant contribution to the preservation of American Indian music and culture. Himself a Greek-Italian-American, Stroutsos has had the rare opportunity to journey into the indigenous cultures and communities of North America, where he learned how to play the Native American Flute. During this time, Lakota, Mandan-Hidatsa, Navajo and Salish Kootenai Elders asked him to set their songs to his flute, which has undoubtedly been invaluable in the development of insight and the character of authenticity that his numerous recordings of native flute music embody.


In 2011, Gary worked with Julie Cajune at the Heart Lines Center for American Indian Policy and Applied Research - Salish Kootenai College with the support of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to produce Remembering the Songs. This project reflects time spent with friend and mentor Paul Thompson, Navajo flute maker Fernando Cecillion, Zuni song keeper and Lucy Vandenburg, daughter of Jerome Vandenburg, one of the last Salish men who made and played traditional flutes.