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Historical, Musical, and Cultural Perspectives of the Flute

This page is dedicated to the Indigenous North American flute, the Native American-style flute, and world flutes. Topics will include the history, evolution, musical, and cultural aspects of various flute traditions, as well as individuals who have made a significant impact within the flute world. The primary article is copyright protected, meaning that it is the work product of the World Flute Society. All photos/images are copyright protected, as well. If you would like to contribute to the project by submitting an article, video, or other data, please contact us at: worldflutes@AOL.COM

 

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Michael Graham Allen (Coyote Oldman): "Michael Graham Allen: A Life of Flutes and Music"

          Web site: www.coyoteoldman.com

         

          Photo: MGA Performing with a Native American-style flute of his own creation

          Photo: MGA and Peter Phippen on stage

          Photo: MGA and Peter Phippen

          Photo: Michael Graham Allen (Coyote Oldman), 10-3-2021

          Michael Graham Allen "Dream Flutes"

         Michael Graham Allen Elderberry Rim-Blown Flute: Made from an elderberry stalk that grows in                        front of his workshop. It is based on New Zealand flutes. It is 4-1/2 inches long.

          Michael Graham Allen Cicada Block Design (Photo: Russ Jones)

          Michael Graham Allen Rim-Blown Flute

          Michael Graham Allen (Coyote Old Man) Flute Maker's Mark

          Michael Graham Allen Native American-style flute, five fingerholes

          Michael Graham Allen Bird-Head Native American-Style Flute 1 (Photo: Russ Jones)

          Michael Graham Allen Bird-Head Native American-Style Flute 2 (Photo: Russ Jones)

          Michael Graham Allen Bird-Head Native American-Style Flute 3 (Photo: Russ Jones)

          Michael Graham Allen Native American-Style Flute 1996 (Photo: Dr. Kathleen Joyce-Grendahl)

          Michael Graham Allen Bird-Head, Birdseye Maple 2001 (Photo: Dr. Kathleen Joyce-Grendahl)

          Michael Graham Allen Native American-Style Flute 2005  (Photo: Dr. Kathleen Joyce-Grendahl)

          Michael Graham Allen Collection of Coyote Oldman Flutes (Photo: Russ Jones)

          Michael Graham Allen Belo Cozad replica (Photo: Dr. Kathleen Joyce-Grendahl)

          Michael Graham Allen Cicada Flute with Thimble Mouthpiece  (Photo: Michael Graham Allen)

                                                         Thimble Up Close

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          Dr.  Oliver W. Jones (Odubya): "The Extraordinary Life of Dr. Oliver W. Jones"

(1932 - 2021)

         

          Company: Wild Horse Mountain Flutes

          Photo: Dr. Oliver W. Jones, Kent State University (the first INAFA convention)

          Photo: Dr. Oliver W. Jones holding a tiger maple flute that he crafted

          Photo: Dr. Oliver W. Jones playing one of his flutes

          Photo: Dr. Oliver W. Jones in his workshop

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