and Washington State commemorate the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial
in fall of 2005, festivities will include a special music and
storytelling presentation that honors the Native American tribes
and traditions in the lands that the Corps of Discovery traveled.
The Waters Speak is a celebration of Native American songs, dances
and stories, some of which have been handed down for hundreds
of years, and original compositions inspired by Native melodies.
In music, story, and photographic imagery we follow the Missouri
River from the Plains of North Dakota, beginning at the home of
the Mandan-Hidatsas, the people who welcomed Lewis & Clark
at the beginning of the Expedition. We follow the rivers across
the continent to the shores of the Pacific, where the Expedition
first experienced the music, dance and story of the Chinook people
in their homeland. The waters of the rivers, the waters of the
ocean they speak of the spirit of place, that intimately
personal and yet universal connection of a people and the land
they call home.
Speak features Keith Bear, Mandan storyteller and flutist; Gary
Stroutsos, world flute; Jovino SantosNeto, composer and pianist,
with a guest performer from the Chinook tribe.
Waters Speak is presented by The Water Music Festival and The
Pacific County Friends of Lewis & Clark, 501(c)(3) non-profit
organizations on the Long Beach Peninsula. The program is presented
during Destination: The Pacific; Washington & Oregons
National Lewis & Clark Signature Event, Nov. 11-15, 2005.
www.watermusic.org for more
information. The program is supported in part by a grant from
the Washington State Arts Commission.
adults; $7 children (under 12)
Tickets can be purchased from TICKET WINDOW
By phone: 206-325-6500
By fax: 425-450-3839
Or online: www.ticketwindowonline.com
In the Seattle area, TICKET WINDOW also has three walk-up ticket
outlets. Please see website for details.
As the only musical performance of its kind planned for the bicentennial
celebration, The Waters Speak tickets are expected to sell out
here for diving directions to Ilwaco and other destinations
for the bicentennial celebration.
dancer, flute player and singer, Keith Bear's name in the Nu E'ta
(Mandan) language is O'Mashi! Ryu Ta. It means Northern Lights
or He Makes the Sky Burn with Great Flame. His critically acclaimed
performances include traditional storytelling and the sacred Buffalo
Dance; a ceremony, which only honored tribal members, may perform.
He is an award-winning recording artist for Makoche Records. Keith's
accomplishments as a flute player and performer include extensive
performances at schools, conventions and state and national parks.
Keith made his professional acting debut in the feature film "Dakota
Sunrise". He makes and sells traditional Native flutes. Read
keyboard/pianist, Jovino SantosNeto has arranged settings of Native
music that invite audiences into the subtle harmonics and melodic
nuances of Native melodies. The Brazilian-born artist moved in
1993 to Seattle, after spending 15 years performing with the legendary
Hermeto Pascoal. Jovino has received several prizes and awards
for composition, including the prestigious ASCAP/IAJE Commission
for a jazz composer in 2001 and the 2002 New Works: Creation and
Presentation Award for jazz given by Chamber Music America and
the Doris Duke Foundation. Jovinos CD Canto Do Rio was nominated
for a Latin Grammy in 2004. Read
recording artist Gary Stroutsos is a composer, educator, producer,
and performer of world flute music that celebrates traditional
cultures and their reverence for the earth. His work was showcased
in the Ken Burns PBS documentary Lewis and Clark: The Journey
of the Corps of Discovery; he is a regular guest on National Public
Radio (NPR) including syndicated programs such as Echoes. He has
recorded more than 13 CDs for the Makoché, Narada, Red
Feather and Paras Labels, and he performs extensively throughout
the United States and Canada. His solo flute lecture/performance
"Along The River" presents native flute music and the Lewis
& Clark Expedition.