Learn to play the Native American Flute at the Seaside Public Library on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at 1:00 p.m.
The concert and workshop will be led by acclaimed flutist, Peter Ali. Thirty flutes will be provided, no reading music, no experience necessary.
The lifting notes of the Native American flute hearken back to a time when music was played for courtship, healing, and rituals.
Peter Ali has provided musical comfort and inspiration since first hearing the call of a Native American style flute.
Peter comes from a unique blend of cultures:
His mother is from Sonora Mexico and is of Mayan, Pima Indian, and southern European descent. His father is a Berber from Morocco, North Africa.
After several years of flute-playing, Peter also discovered his paternal grandfather had played the traditional Ney flute for ceremonies and gatherings.
Peter has assembled a wonderful collection of wooden flutes, each with a unique voice, that he directs and brings to life.
He performs and teaches flute-playing and flute-making through Native American tribal programs, schools and public libraries.
Peter was a featured performer for the Dalai Lama during the Seeds of Compassion event in Seattle.
Registration is required. Sign-up at the circulation desk or call 503-738-6742.
"Learn to Play the Native American Flute" is sponsored by The Friends of the Seaside Library