October 10, 2008

Navajo world-beat percussionist

Tony Redhouse to perform Monday in South CountyRedhouse is an accomplished world-beat percussionist. During his youth, he was exposed to Afro-Cuban, Latin rock and urban soul-style drumming in the San Francisco Bay area, and continued to pursue other African-based rhythms which he later fused with jazz.

He now combines his ethnic-style percussion with American Indian flutists and musicians during concerts and in the recording studio to create what he describes as a colorful blend of musical textures.

During his solo performances, Redhouse plays native flute and percussion instruments from around the world. As a musician, dancer and artist, he promotes the arts as a vehicle to bring the message of balance and harmony.

Redhouse acts as not only a performer, but as a traditional consultant, teaching seminars in American Indian culture, spirituality and arts and crafts to children and adults. He has written and developed a culturally based curriculum for all ages that incorporates native spirituality as a solution to drug-, alcohol- and gang-related issues, using storytelling and dance.
Below:  Redhouse emulating Kirok?

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