Lakota Stories and Music will fill the Library
On March 9, Wyman Red Star Flora will share Lakota stories and play a variety of musical instruments with emphasis on different types of flutes. He will also bring a traditional drum and those who attend can get some hands on experience with it. The program will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Downtown library at 610 Quincy Street and from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at the North library located inside General Beadle Elementary at 10 Van Buren Street.
Red Star Flora grew up at Wounded Knee and is the son of Neville Red Star Sr. and Darlene Grace Black Bear. His grandfather Paul Red Star Sr. taught him the traditional ways and ceremonies. He attended various South Dakota schools and then moved to Indianapolis, Indiana where he met Raymond and Connie Flora who adopted him into their family. His interest in music started when he met Dick Darnell, a flute player, who gave him his first flute. He then started writing his own songs and credits a number of Lakota musicians for supporting his work.
Everyone who attends a program earns a punch for their story time/discovery day punch card. Once you receive ten punches you get a free book from the library and can enter a drawing for a larger prize that will be drawn in May.
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