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Enjoy flute music of Lewis, Clark

Performance planned for March 17

The Friends or the White Salmon Valley Community Library invite the public to enjoy the Native American flute music of the Lewis & Clark era in Along The River: Stories And Songs From The Interior Of North America presented by Gary Stroutsos, at the White Salmon Valley Community Library on Friday, March 17, at 7 p.m.

Along the River is designed to bring to life what Stroutsos has learned about the Northern Plains Indians' perspective on the Lewis and Clark expedition, and features the haunting American Indian flute songs and stories of the Hidatsa, Mandan and Lakota tribes of that era.

Following the presentation Stroutsos will be available for questions and examination of the flutes.

Stroutsos is one of the premier players of Native American flutes in the world. He gained his stature, in part, through his work with Native American elders. His music is deeply respectful of ethnic cultures and the spirit of place found around the globe.

His work was showcased in the Ken Burns PBS documentary "Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery." Stroutsos also played at the White House for President Clinton, and has recorded over a dozen CDs including Grammy nominated "Pacific Moon."

Plan to come. Bring the whole family and enjoy this unique musical experience.

Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.


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