Nov 30 2019
Native American flute concert/film showing

Native American flute concert/film showing

Presented by Standing Rock Cultural Arts at North Water Street Gallery

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month
Standing Rock Cultural Arts’

“Around the World” Music Series presents Native Flute Improvisations ~ by Billy Crowbeak 8:00 p.m., Saturday, November 30, 2019. North Water Street Gallery 300 N. Water Street, Suite H, Kent, Ohio, preceded by 7:30 p.m. meet-and-greet featuring light food and drinks and followed by a 9:30 p.m. screening of The Authorized Biography of Crazy Horse, Part 1: Creation, Spirituality, and The Family Tree, a 2006 documentary film by William Matson (USA; run time: 1 hr., 38 min.)

$10 suggested donation for the concert (or pay what you can)
$5 suggested donation for the film (or pay what you can)

An evening of music for the Native American flute, played on a variety of handmade instruments by veteran performer and flute builder Billy Crowbeak. Traditional American Indian frybread and wojapi (mixed berry preserves) made by Heidi Weisel will be served.

About the artist:Based in Medina County, Ohio, Billy Crowbeak Faluski has been a carpenter and woodworker all his life, but first became interested in the Native American flute and its construction after attending a powwow in the early 1980s. Inspired by such master flute makers as Arnold Richardson (Iroquois), Hawk LittleJohn (Eastern Cherokee), and Mac Lopez (Shoshone/Cherokee), Crowbeak began building flutes of his own, and is today one of the Midwest’s most respected players and builders of the instrument, making custom-made instruments from North American woods such as poplar, cherry, cedar, redwood, and sycamore, sometimes in combination with such additional materials as gourd, bone, antler, pewter, or turquoise. Although each of his instruments is unique (many featuring rich inlay work and intricate relief carving of animal figures), he generally voices his flutes in the woodland style of his heritage (he is part Cherokee on his mother’s side, as well as part Russian on his father’s side).Faluski has performed at powwows, festivals, parks, schools, colleges, and public libraries across Ohio, and gave well attended solo concerts for several summers at the F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm in in Akron, Ohio.

About his music, Faluski says the following:”The music, being primitive in nature, tends to take listeners and performers to a subliminal place perhaps from distant portions of our past…a sense, maybe, of life in a simpler, easier time. I often joke that Native flute performers are the only performers who do not mind if the audience should fall asleep, as that means they have done their job!! Improvising with this type of flute, called playing from the heart, is easy, as each flute created has its own unique voice…the flute will teach you its song.”
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* * * * * * *The North Water Street Gallery is conveniently located just a block north of the intersection of Main and Water Streets in Kent, Ohio, with free street parking on both sides of the street. Seating is limited, so arrive early for the best seats.—————-Established in 2015, the “Around the World” Music Series is a concert series presenting outstanding musicians from diverse cultures in an intimate setting.Concerts are held approximately every other month in the new theater space of the North Water Street Gallery in downtown Kent, Ohio.The series is an initiative of Standing Rock Cultural Arts, and is curated by ethnomusicologist David Badagnani. The series is made possible by the support of Drs. Terry E. and Sara Stone Miller and the Ohio Arts Council.Standing Rock Cultural Arts Facebook page: Rock Cultural Arts official site:

Admission Info

Concert: $10 suggested donation (or pay what you can) / Film: $5 suggested donation (or pay what you can)

Phone: 330-673-1352

Dates & Times

2019/11/30 - 2019/11/30

Location Info

North Water Street Gallery

300 N. Water St., Suite H, Kent, OH 44240

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