area flutist to perform
Youngblood, the Orangevale resident who won this year’s Grammy
Award for Best Native American Music Album, will give a performance
and lecture from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 1 at California
State University, Sacramento. The free event will be at Serna Plaza,
adjacent the University Union.
Youngblood, an American Indian of Aleut and Seminole descent, is
often called the first American female to professionally record
the native flute. Her Grammy, for the album “Beneath the Raven
Moon,” was the first win by a woman in the Native American
Billboard magazine, in its review of “Beneath the
Raven Moon” said, “There's something about the sound
of a Native American flute that can be absolutely enchanting and
in the hands of a master like Mary Youngblood, the sound ably soothes
tired bodies and souls."
In addition to her Grammy, Youngblood has received several Native
American Music Awards including the 2002 “Nammy” for
best new age recording for “Beneath the Raven Moon.”
She also received awards for female artist of the year, flutist
of the year and best new age recording for the album “Heart
of the World” in 2001.
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