Canyon Records presents Native American flute player and world champion hoop dancer Tony Duncan in performance with the label's newest artist Jonah Littlesunday.
Duncan will play selections from his new album Purify
, and Littlesunday will play songs from his debut flute album Gratitude
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→ $9.99 + tax: One (1) copy of any Canyon CD and admission for two (2) people
- Seating is determined by letter group (indicated on tickets) and opens at 6:30pm.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
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TONY DUNCAN is of the Apache and Arikara, Hidatsa and Mandan nations. He incorporates both the Southwestern and Northern Plains styles of song and dance in his presentations. As leader of Estun-Bah (Apache "for the woman"), Duncan captures the true essence of Native America with the soft and soothing melodies of the Apache cane flute as acoustic guitar adds a serene accompaniment against the gentle pulse of indigenous drums. Estun-Bah blends traditional and contemporary sounds to form an elegantly Native American sound.
Duncan received the Native American Music Award for Artist of the Year in 2013. He has toured nationally and internationally with pop star Nelly Furtado and was a featured dancer in the music video for her hit song, "Big Hoops."
Duncan is also an accomplished Pow-Wow dancer and hoop dancer. Duncan regularly performs hoop dances as part of his performances with Estun-Bah. He also performs with his family's performance group, the Yellow Bird Indian Dancers. In the hoop dance Duncan creates many intricate designs inspired by nature such as the Eagle and the World. He is a five-time World Champion Hoop Dancer and is consistently ranked among the top ten in the world. He has traveled extensively across the United States as well as much of Europe and Asia. He has entertained First Lady Michelle Obama and her guests at the White House, performed for audiences at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Smithsonian Museum, The Billboard Music Awards and on The Tonight Show. In 2014, the Native American Music Association named Tony the Native American Music Awards Artist of the Year.
Native American flutist JONAH LITTLESUNDAY has joined famed Canyon Records as a recording artist! A full-blooded Navajo from Grey Mountain, Arizona, Jonah Littlesunday has been playing the Native American Flute since the age of 14. Jonah gained media attention when he journeyed to Los Angeles to audition for NBC's America's Got Talent Season 10. The experience refocused Jonah on his musical career and since then he has performed across the country. He performed at the Gathering of the North American Flute in Flagstaff, Arizona alongside fellow Canyon artists GRAMMY-nominee R. Carlos Nakai and Tony Duncan and also shared the stage with the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra. Canyon Records reports that they are "honored to be working with Jonah and look forward to bringing Jonah's artistry to a wider audience." His recording "Gratitude
" is his debut album released by Canyon Records.
From the quiet hills and plateaus of his Navajo people, Jonah Littlesunday has emerged as one of the most distinctive performers of the Native American flute. Inspired by themes that all human beings cherish - love, peace and unity – Jonah draws upon the solitude of his ancestral lands to create a meditative soundscape that heals the soul.