Platinum Award winning musician John Two-Hawks will present a lecture and American Indian flute concert this Friday, Jan. 27, at the Crest Theater.
This Grammy and Emmy nominated musician is also a gifted orator, having shared the speaking stage with presidents and movie stars. His lecture will be at 2 p.m. and the concert will be at 7 p.m. at the theater, 1905 Lakin Ave., Great Bend. Admission to both programs is free.
Two-Hawks is of Oglala Lakota Sioux lineage and has spent his life learning from the elders and teachers of many nations. He passes on his wealth of knowledge and insight into the history and culture of the American Indian people in his lectures.
An international musician with a global fanbase, Two-Hawks is best known as the preeminent master of the American Indian flute. His music is featured in the 2007 film "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee." He can play dozens of other instruments, and has a powerful singing voice. His awe-inspiring concert performances captivate audiences with the ancient beauty of his music, and the profound wisdom of his teachings resonate with answers for all of humanity. Two-Hawks is widely known as a headline concert performer, and is also highly sought after as a lecturer, keynote speaker and teacher of American Indian culture, history and tradition.
The founder of the Circle of Nations Global Community, he is a powerful ambassador for world peace.
This program is hosted by the Great Bend Tribune and Barton Community College. It’s also in conjunction with the current exhibit at Barton’s Shafer Gallery, "Native Witness: Indians in the Shafer."