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“Öngtupqa” Hopi Music & Cultural Connections to Grand Canyon
November 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm$15 – $18
Nov. 12 – Öngtupqa is a historically significant recording as it features the Hopi long Flute – a relatively unknown instrument that has been missing from the Hopi Mesas for over 500 years. Archaeological excavations in northeastern Arizona from the 1930s unearthed four Flutes that have been dated to 650 A.D., making them among the oldest known wooden flutes in North America and predating cedar Plains flutes (commonly referred to as “Native American flutes”) by over 1,000 years. Stroutsos plays a replica of this ancient end-blown instrument, which was traditionally used to bring rain. The original flutes are curated by the Arizona State Museum in Tucson.