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The Hopi Desert Rim Flute

  • 13 Nov 2018
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Camp Verde Public Library


Join master world flute artist Gary Stroutsos for a journey inside the Southwest desert rim flutes that were found by Earl Morris in 1931 inside Broken Flute Cave in the Red Rock Prayer Rock district in present day northern Arizona. The Hopi believe this was the first Hopi flute.

Gary has replications made from the original flutes found in Broken Flute Cave by flute master builder Michael Allen who did the research to bring these haunting and mysterious sounding flutes alive. Join Gary for a entertaining history on the flutes. 

Gary is part of the Hopi Connections to the Grand Canyon project entitled Ongtupqa. Including being a former jazz and blues performer, Gary composed the music  on "Desert Dreams: Celebrating Five Seasons in the Sonoran Desert" which appeared on Arizona Public Television.

This talk will follow Gary's performance during the November 10 Native American Heritage Month concert at the Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts.

This talk is free and open to the public. The new Camp Verde Public Library is located at 130 Black Bridge Lp Rd, Camp Verde.