Artist to demonstrate flutes, hoop dancing
Sun, 01/26/2014 - 2:32am Tiffany Martine...
Native American artist Kevin Locke will visit Cameron University Monday to deliver a 90-minute performance in which he will demonstrate indigenous Northern Plains flute playing and spiritual hoop dancing.
Locke has toured the country over the last 20 years, sharing his culture and talents at museums, universities and community centers. He has made appearances at such places as The Kennedy Center, National Geographic Explorers Hall and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. He has also performed at music festivals in Australia, Turkey and England. He has released 13 albums since 1982 and earned a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Through music and dance, Locke says, he strives to create a positive awareness of the oneness of humanity.
During his musical segment, the Lakota flute also known as the "Native American love flute" will carry Locke's melody atop a rattle, drums and his singing voice.