Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Maidu Museum Opening Day

What: Maidu Museum Opening Day
When: Saturday, February 13th, 2010
Where: Maidu Museum & Historic Site
Address: 1970 Johnson Ranch Drive, Roseville, CA 95661
Phone: (916) 774–5934

Opening Program: 9:30am
Guided Tours 10am & 1pm/Storytelling 11:30am & 2:30pm
New Exhibits Come Alive 12:00-1pm
Speaker: Dugan Aguilar
Deeper Than Gold 7:00pm

Friday, January 22, 2010

Learn to Improvise on the Native American Flute (with Cello)

What: Learn to Improvise on the Native American Flute (with Cello) with Ann Licater
When: Jan 26th, 2010

Time: 7:15-10 PM
Where: Held at Moonfyre Metaphysical, 401 E. Campbell, Ave. Campbell, CA 95008

Special Guest Suellen Primost, Cellist

Learn improvisation techniques on flute. Enjoy the rare opportunity to play with a master cellist. Explore digital effects and mic technique., This class is for anyone who has taken a Native American flute class or has a fundamental understanding of how to play.
Space is limited.
Call for reservations 408-370-0333 or email

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Musical Echoes 2010 Players competition deadline

I heard that the the deadline for submitting audition materials for the 2010 Musical Echoes PLAYERS competition is rapidly approaching (end of this week!). Entries for the Makers and Arts competitions are not required until the festival weekend.

If you're planning on going and representing Northern California and the festival, be sure to get your application in.

For more details, see our website at:

Musical Echoes 2010
April 23, 24, 25
Ft. Walton Beach, FL

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Gary Stroutsos and Will Clipman Concert in AZ

Our friends from the Arizona Flute Circle present:

World flutist and cultural storyteller Gary Stroutsos accompanied by percussionist Will Clipman will be appearing Friday, January 29th at 8:00pm at the Kerr Cultural Center located at 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd, just south of the Borgata.

"Stroutsos performs world flute music drawn from traditional cultures. Evoking a spirit of place, and the voices of the land, his work includes internationally acclaimed recordings at sacred sites. Gary has had a unique career of recording flute music inspired by his travels. His passion is to share the cultural legacies which have been shared with him. World Percussionist Will Clipman joins Stroutsos for this amazing evening."

Tickets are on sale now at the Kerr

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Blood, Gold & Medicine: Healing Maidu Country

You're all invited to attend this unique presentation, an audio documentary, "Blood, Gold & Medicine: Healing Maidu Country", on Friday, January 15th, 4:00 PM. This is one of several special presentations offered at the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival taking place in Nevada, City, CA, January 15-17, 2010.

Join KVMR for a unique radio listening experience as part of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival opening night events. This one hour documentary explores the healing journey of the Tsi-Akim Maidu as they recover from the toxic effects of Nevada City's Gold Rush. Q & A with tribal members to follow. During the reception, enjoy the "live" indigenous sounds of flute, drum, and vocals including Neena McNair and Family Singers.

A special Native American venue is added to this year's program with a Q & A panel of film participants to compliment the Wild and Scenic Film Festival which includes actor Patrick Stewart, Visit:

Blood, Gold and Medicine: Healing Maidu Country
An Audio Documentary January 15th, 2010
Reception: 4:00 PM
Show: 5:00 PM
Q&A: 6:00 PM
106 Union St., Nevada City, CA

A national radio documentary on the local Tsi-Akim Maidu tribe had its debut this past Monday and Tuesday (November 23-24) at 6:30 p.m. on Nevada City radio station KVMR-FM (89.5).

The two-part series -- "Blood, Gold and Medicine: Healing Maidu Country" -- tells the story of the Maidu and their recovery from near-annihilation from settlers and fortune seekers in the 19th century in a pair of 30 minute segments.

Producer Estrella Acosta compiled the documentary over the past year working "in close conjunction" with the tribe after receiving a KVMR National Radio Production grant.

"This is a story that has been waiting to be told," says Acosta. "I'm thrilled to be able to offer it to a national audience."

For more information please visit, or call Estrella 530-265-2176.

Coming to Nevada City
January 15-17, 2010
8th Annual
SYRCL Wild & Scenic Film Festival
KVMR is proud to once again sponsor SYRCL's Wild & Scenic Film Festival. This year's festival is packed with incredible films as well as new and noteworthy festival additions. Join SYRCL in celebrating eight years of bringing the best in environmental film making to Nevada County.