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Evening of Native American Flute Music & Storytelling at Doña Ana Arts Council
October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Doña Ana Arts Council, in observance of Indigenous People’s Day in New Mexico, presents musician and storyteller Randy Granger in an evening of Native American flute music and storytelling starting at 7:00 p.m. on October 9. Based in Las Cruces, Granger is an award-winning recording artist, performer, educator and emcee at venues around the country. He is also known for his widely popular White Sands National Park full-moon concerts, which have been on hiatus during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Granger plays flutes from all over the world including the Mayan death whistle, Anasazi flute, Irish and Bansuri flutes, as well as Native American style flutes and drumming. He uses the telling of Native American origin stories to highlight the commonalities of cultures and how stories teach ancestry as well as lessons. He and his music have been heard on NPR, Hearts of Space, as well as KRWG Public Radio and Television.
New Mexico established the second Monday in October, this year October 11, as Indigenous People’s Day in 2019 to celebrate “New Mexico’s 23 sovereign indigenous nations and the essential place of honor native citizens hold in the fabric of our great state.” The Doña Ana Arts Council embraces this observance and works to ensure that the broad spectrum of people in our community engages with a wide range of the arts.
Long-time Master of Ceremonies and performer at the Doña Ana Arts Council Renaissance ArtsFaire, Granger is of Mayan/Apache ancestry as well as several other tribes and is a native of New Mexico. More information is available at his website: randygranger.net
The Evening of Native American Flute Music and Storytelling will be at the Doña Ana Arts Council Arts and Cultural Center located at 250 West Amador in Las Cruces. Entry will be $10 for individual attendees or $15 for two and may be purchased at the door, or by contacting the Arts Council at daarts.org or by calling 575.523.6403. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 9, and attendees are asked to please be in their seats by 7:00 p.m ,when the program will begin,
The Arts Council supports and promotes the arts as both part of a thriving creative economy and a source of community pride. DAAC Board meetings occur on the fourth Thursday of most months. Please contact Executive Director Greg Smith at 575.523.6403 for more information.
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