Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Tuvan Thout Singing in Berkeley

Don't miss this chance to see the Tuvan Throut singing group Huun Huur Tu in concert in Berkeley.
When: October 10th, 7:30 PM
Tickets: $15

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Interesting idea to protect your flutes while traveling

I found this idea online, and thought that I might be an interesting way to protect your flutes during air travel. The article basically presents the idea that the TSA has to lock any baggage which includes a firearm while it's enroute. AND they provide extra tracking to ensure that the baggage arrives!! Most interesting is the fact that a starter pistol (the kind used to start track meets, are also considered firearms. For those of you opposed to owning weapons, (or even for those of you who do own weapons, but don't want to bring them along) this might be a viable alternative.

So the next time that you have to travel via air to a flute event, and you have to check your flute bag, you might consider this idea. Here's the link for the article.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Fall 2006 Voice of the Circle Submission Deadline

We need to publish the Fall "Voice of the Circle" newsletter for the Northern California Flute Circle in mid-October. The submission deadline for any news or event information for events happening Oct through Dec is: October 6th (a week from Friday).

Send any news to: ncfc AT naflute DOT com

Back in the Blog Saddle

I apologize for the long period of quiet here on the blog. I just realized that it's been almost two weeks since my last post. BUT - I am back at it. There is some information about upcoming events which I want to tell you about, so look forward to several posts in the coming week.

I also have received photo discs from several folks with INAFA pictures. I want to post some of my favorites from these collections as INAFA memories.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Ash Dargan back in the Bay Area

Just a heads up that Ash Dargan returns to the Bay Area on Monday night October 23rd for a concert in Marin. More details will be posted as they become available., but save the evening in your calendar!

We're also actively working to schedule a Didge workshop and event with the NCFC on Sunday night, October 22nd.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

New Book

I received an announcement for this book. I have not read it, but it looks interesting. Here's the details:

The Dark Legacy of Indian Mission Boarding Schools By Tim Giago
Illustrations by Denise Giago
17 black-and-white illustrations, 18 historic photos, 176 pages, 6 x 9, $14.95
Order on line

“Children Left Behind: The Dark Legacy of Indian Mission Boarding Schools is a must read. Tim Giago, who spent his childhood at one of these schools, examines the unholy alliance between church and state that tried to destroy the culture and spirituality of generations of Indian children. Provocative, riveting, chilling, persuasive, and original, this book leaves the reader overwhelmed. Describing almost inexpressible cruelties and triumphs, Giago pulls us into the boarding school experience. He challenges Indian Country to co-exist with the truth of what actually happened at these schools. Only then can we heal and avoid acquiescence to a system that has crushed so many souls. The book is a triumph, and a major event in Indian education.” (Ryan Wilson, Oglala Lakota, President, National Indian Education Association)

Monday, September 04, 2006

Beginning Native American Flute class tomorrow night

Tomorrow evening is the second class of my new Beginning Native American Flute class series.
If you missed the first evening, you are still invited to drop in on any given class. For more details, check here: