Thursday, August 03, 2006

Radio Interview on KPFA today

We had a wonderful interview this afternoon on the Bay Native Circle program on KPFA radio in Berkeley. The show was hosted today by Lakota Harden, and I want to personally thank her for her positive energy.
We had Vince Redhouse on the air first (see Vince on the phone in the picture to the right). He talked about his time growing up in Monterey and how he didn't really discovery his "Indian-ness" until later in life when he discovered the Native American flute. Vince performed on stage tonight and he continue the tales there.
Next we had Xavier Quijas Yxayotl on the air. Xavier talked about his passion for preserving the Mayan instruments and the history behind these instruments. Xavier discussed his belief that we all have a mission in our lifes and it's our job to discover this mission and live.

Finally, we had Michael Graham Allen on the call, (see picture to right) and he talked about his passion for bringing back the Native American Flute. If you're not familiar, Michael was one of the first modern flutemakers to bring back the craft of the flute, and he is generally credited with the application of the "pentatonic" tuning to the modern NAF. Michael is now fascinated with the Anasazi flutes and he plans to include several songs on the Anasazi flutes in his set on Friday evening.

If you missed the interview, don't worry, you can download an MP3 file of the show

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