Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Flute fun

Second Saturday Sidewalk Storytelling!
Ernest Siva (left) with Antonio Flores (Murkland Photo)
Crowd at the Center, making flutes (Murkland Photo)
All ages make flutes with Antonio Flores (Murkland Photo)
Center President Ernest H. Siva tries out a flute he made. (Murkland Photo)
Discovering the voice of a newly made flute (Murkland Photo)
Elderberry sticks in varied stages of transformation (Murkland Photo)
Everyone is enthused about the emerging flutes (Murkland Photo)
Discovering the music (Murkland Photo)
People of all ages and cultures came to make their own Pomo-style wooden flutes with Antonio Flores on Saturday. Some drove from Hemet and other areas. Three were walking a dog past the Center when they were drawn into the excitement. We thank Antonio Flores for trekking from Oakland to share his flute-making zest. The Inland Empire Flute Circle was meeting as well. And later that evening was our monthly Native American flute class. A musical start to a year full of activities at Dorothy Ramon Learning Center.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Generation to Generation

We are honored that Dorothy Ramon Learning Center's first 2012 Dragonfly Lecture will feature Walter Holmes, Jr., leader of the Morongo Bird Singers. Come share an evening with a Native American culture bearer, traditional singer, and minister. 

Details: 6 p.m. Jan. 9, 
Gathering Hall at 127 N. San Gorgonio Ave., Banning, CA. 
A $5 donation at the door will help the nonprofit Center save and share Southern California's Native American cultures, languages, history and traditional arts. Information: 951.849.7736