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National Parks Store | ONGTUPQA Hopi Music & Cultural Connections to Grand Canyon

Hear Gary Stroutsos play replicas of flutes made over 1,300 years ago.

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Monday, November 5

3 PM–4:30 PM

$12 members/$15 nonmembers
Tickets may be purchased at any time before the concert and are nonrefundable.

Gary Stroutsosreturns to perform his world flute music using replicas of flutes found by archaeologist Earl Morris in 1931. These remarkable flutes, discovered in the Prayer Rock District of northeastern Arizona, were dated to 620–670, making them the oldest known wooden flutes in North America.

Gary’s extraordinary playing of these challenging instruments brings them to life. Join Gary for an entertaining history of the flutes and hear selections from his most recent musical endeavor, Ongtupqa(the Hopi name for Grand Canyon).Gary, Hopi vocalist Clark Tenakhongva, and ethnomusicist Matthew Nelson recorded Ongtupqain the Desert View Watchtower on the South Rim of Grand Canyon. The natural acoustics of the tower helped the musicians approximate what Hopi music may have sounded like hundreds of years ago.

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Event Tags: concert, flute, Gary Stroutsos, Grand Canyon, Hopi, Hopi music, music, Ongtupqa, the national parks store, world flute

Monday, November 5, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
The National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
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Ongtupqa 3 PM

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