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Summer Solstice Celebration 2017

Wed., June 21, 5:30-8 p.m. at Mitchell Field, 1410 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell  (Rain Date: June 23)

Join us in celebrating the summer solstice with music, storytelling and family fun. You are invited to enjoy the music and storytelling of Native American flute player Hawk Henries. Pack a picnic dinner and warm layers and come down to Mitchell Field to enjoy Hawk’s performance from 6-7 p.m., other games and activities and an evening to kick start the summer. This event is free and open to all ages. Advance registration is requested. Click here to register or contact Julia McLeod at outreach@hhltmaine.org or 207-837-9613.

We will be near the picnic tables by the water. Feel free to drive down the road until you see us.

Hawk will also perform on June 21 from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Curtis Memorial Library.

Hawk is a member of the Chaubunagungamaug band of Nipmuck, a people indigenous to what is now Southern New England. He has been composing original music and making Eastern Woodlands flutes using hand tools for more than 25 years.

Hawk will play a variety of different flutes. He also enjoys sharing his experiences and perspectives about Life in hopes of acknowledging and honoring the Sacredness in each person and all cultures. He creates a calming yet engaging and contemplative space while maintaining a note of humor. His music is a reflection of thinking that we each have the capacity to make a change in the world. Hawk is fascinated with musical instruments and traditions from around the world, so you may also hear the didgeridoo and the Mbira!

Hawk has had the honor of presenting at venues such as The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Harvard Medical School Graduation and in the U.K. with the London Mozart Players. He also enjoys educational settings from kindergarten to university and small venues where he can engage the audience in dialogue.

Hawk’s reputation as a flute maker has grown and he now has flutes all over the world and in several museums. He has three original CD’s: First Flight, Keeping the Fire and Voices. He is also featured on the compilation CD: Tribal Winds. His music has been used in a variety of films and documentaries, some of which won or were nominated for Emmy awards.

To learn more about Hawk visit his website at www.hawkhenries.com or on Facebook at Hawk Henries Flute Maker/Musician.

This event is co-sponsored by Midcoast Indigenous Awareness Group. For more information: info@miag.fyi.

This event is one of a series of Harpswell Family Outings, which are fun, free, outdoor activities for families organized by a collaborative effort of the Harpswell Community Nursery School, Harpswell Recreation Department and Harpswell Heritage Land Trust. Click here for more family outings.

May 2017