Brule in Concert.

Over the weekend I went to a Native American Festival, and was able to see Brule. Now for those of you unacquainted with Brule they are a Native American musical group that mixes Native American traditional style with modern style music. I had become a fan through the television program Hidden Heritage on RFDTV which you can check out here http://www.rfdtv.com/shows/music_&_entertainment/hidden_heritage/   

and find more on the band here

http://www.brulerecords.com/home.html 

They absolutely killed it! Seeing them live was unbelievable, and the flute playing was so incredible it gave me goosebumps! I was able to snap a few pictures while they were performing, unfortunately the lighting was very low so the pictures are not incredible but I will still share them.

This man here was playing so fast and furious it was impossible to get a clear picture of him, but I like this pictures nonetheless.

And as if the incredible music wasn’t enough there was beautiful Native American dancing too!

All in all I had a wonderful time, and I would highly encourage anyone who enjoys great music and a fun show to check these guys out. It was an honor and privilege to see them live and I hope I get to do so again. Happy Monday guys!

 

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Native American.

 So as of a couple of years now I have been rediscovering my own heritage, I am a quarter Cherokee, but as Agitsi (my mom) describes it you can’t be a little Cherokee, either you are or you are not. So with this information I finally felt confident enough to start learning the culture. I have learned how to cook typical reservation recipes, make pinch pots, some of the language, and my absolute favorite I learned how to make double wall baskets! I have never really been into crafts, but this goes beyond crafts its a tradition. To feel so connected to the past is a beautiful thing, to look back and learn from those who came before us so we can make the world a better place for those that will go beyond us. So at the close of this post I urge you to learn where you came from, so you can pass this knowledge on, after all the only ones that can make history are the ones that care to tell about it.