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Native American Music

May 22, 2013


May 22--Native American Music Award winner Tony Redhouse will hold an interactive music concert, drumming and group meditation from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, May 31 at the Positive Living Center, 49269 Golden Oak Drive in Oakhurst. The event is free, but donations are welcome.

Redhouse is currently on tour from Arizona and Oakhurst is his last stop in California. It is not his first trip to Oakhurst, though. He has performed multiple times at the Yosemite Flute and Art Festival.

Rick Dunlap, event organizer, says he's known Redhouse for a while and has seen him perform multiple times.

"He is a great performer," Dunlap said. "He is not only a good musician but very funny. He has a great connection with the audience, and, on top of that, he's a real spiritual guy as well."

Redhouse is an inspirational speaker, traditional teacher, hoop dancer and Native American Sound Healer of the Navajo Nation. He has also been nominated for a third Native American Music Award and was commissioned to record music for the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers.

Redhouse's path in speaking, healing and sharing his love of music began after overcoming years of addiction and substance abuse. He now tries to help others through difficult situations by sharing his experiences and his music. Redhouse believes that the music of the drum can connect to people's souls.

On his website he says, "The vibration of the drum can go beyond the physical realm and touch the soul whatever state it is in, going straight to the essence of the person."

For more information on Tony Redhouse, visit

Details: Positive Living Center, (559) 642-4616.


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