Back to:
Current year's news releases

All news releases
News and information home

International Native American flute convention
set for July 14-18

RELEASED: June 16, 2010

R. Carlos Nakai
Grammy Award nominee R. Carlos Nakai will be among the evening concert performers during the Native American Flute Association Convention at UW-Eau Claire July 14-18.
For a complete convention schedule of events or to register or purchase tickets in advance, visit the INAFA website, www.inafa.org, or contact Dr. Kathleen Joyce-Grendahl of INAFA at 757-651-8328 or inafa@aol.com.

EAU CLAIRE — The 2010 International Native American Flute Association Convention will be held July 14-18 in the Haas Fine Arts Center at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

The five-day event is sponsored by the UW-Eau Claire department of music and theatre arts, with Dr. Tim Lane, flutist and professor of music, acting as liaison.

The convention will feature performances by Grammy-caliber musical artists and day classes with recognized specialists, as well as vendors offering flutes, percussion instruments, music, crafts and more. Vendor areas will be open to the public at no charge.

Evening concerts will feature four acclaimed artists per night, including R. Carlos Nakai, a premier performer of Native American flute music noted for his cross-cultural, cross-genre collaborations, his research and scholarship in the field of Native American music and culture as well as his many achievements and awards, including numerous Grammy Award nominations.

Performing with Nakai will be Lee Zimmerman, a cellist, vocalist, songwriter, luthier and builder. G.S. Sachdev, recognized worldwide as the premier performer of the bansuri, will appear with Nitin Mitta, one of the most prominent young tabla players of his generation. Kevin Locke, a hoop dancer and preeminent player of the indigenous northern plains flute, as well as Peter Phippen, an Eau Claire recording artist, producer and world flute scholar, also will be featured.

Others performing at the convention will be Charles Littleleaf, Rhonda Larson, Jeremy "Yongurra Yerin" Donovan (Australian didgeridooist), Hovia Edwards, Xavier Quijas Yxayotl and the Ancient Americas Dance Ensemble, Michael Bucher, Frank Montano, Mark Holland and N. Scott Robinson, The Jeff Ball Band, Anthony Wakeman and Mr. Soon, Rona Yellow Robe, Cornell Kinderknecht, Randy Granger, Jonny Lipford, Dr. Tim Lane, Jan Seiden, Ann Licater and Jeff Oster, Bobb Fantauzzo and Aaron Kerr, Randall McGinnis, Ken Light, Michael Joseph and Derek Mortland, Enrique Rueda (South American quena and panpipes), Randall McGinnis, Michael Graham Allen, Chris Otto, Richard Dubé, Lydia Ayers, Dr. Ivan Iriarte and Eleanor Alden.

INAFA is a musical and education-based organization with a goal of fostering the advancement, appreciation, preservation and understanding of Native American flute, as well as other world flute traditions. INAFA members, musicians, music enthusiasts, educators, members of the Native American community and the general public are invited to this multicultural musical and educational event.

An $85 advance registration fee will allow access to all-day classes and performances as well as evening performances throughout the convention. Those interested may register in advance or at the INAFA table in the lobby of Haas Fine Arts Center on July 14. Day attendance options also are available. Evening concert tickets are $15 and may be purchased in advance or at the door.

-30-

RD/DW

Back to:
Current year's news releases

All news releases
News and information home

 

Excellence. Our Measure. Our Motto. Our Goal.