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Saturday Evening Program
Native American Flute Music and Storytelling with Duke Addicks
Saturday, April 13, 2013
7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
A master storyteller and accomplished performer on the Native American Indian style flutes, Duke Addicks will play haunting melodies and some jazz and blues on his Native American Indian flutes. Listen to true stories, and learn how the Native American flute was given by the Elk Medicine Dancers to the Mdewakanton Dakota Indians right here in Minnesota.
Addicks states: “When I play the flute, all I am doing is giving the spirit that dwells in the flute breath so that together the spirit and I can produce songs that capture the essence of the earliest music of humanity, hidden behind the melodies of tunes.” His tribal heritages include Euharlee Cherokee and Clan Stewart, and he blends these cultural and genetic heritages in his flute playing.
Duke Addicks is an attorney, lay Episcopal minister, culture carrier for his Scottish and Cherokee relatives, retired chief justice of the Upper Mississippi Mdewakanton Indian Community’s tribal court, professional Native American flute player, the “Minnesota Master of True Ghost Stories,” and ghost hunter who has investigated hundreds of hauntings. He holds a MA in religious studies from the United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, a BA in anthropology, and JD in law from the University of Minnesota. In his spare time he is working on a doctor of ministry in achieving world peace through music at the United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities and on a MA in ethnomusicology at Liberty University.