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Bill Neal Elk Whistle / Bio

Osiyo, my friends and relations! Let us live our lives by the Original Instructions! I am a Tsalagi master Native American flutist and storyteller, actor and activist, dancer, director of the Elk Whistle Ensemble, former Native American Spiritual Leader in a CA state prison, and 22-year environmental professional. Some people know me as Elk Whistle. The Tongva, whose land I share, gave me a name in their language: "Mah-nah-che-a-shun" - "He Sings With His Heart". I've been spoken of as the "Keeper of Songs" and have played in every LA World Festival of Sacred Music since it began; repeat engagements at major venues including the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Ford Amphitheatre, the Orange County Performing Arts Center; at museums including the Skirball, the Autry, the Getty, the Southwest Museum, the Museum of Man, the Museum of Tolerance, the Heard Museum; at music venues like the El Rey, the Coachhouse, the Troubador; in most powwows in Southern California; in music festivals like the Millpond Traditional Music Festival, the California Traditional Music Society festival, the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, and the Idyllwild Native American Cowboy Jubilee. Some cycles of my life include playing seven years in a row at the Orange County Fair, being on contract seven years in a row with the Orange County Performing Arts Center, and coordinating the San Dimas Intertribal Powwow seven years in a row. Find me on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Reverbnation, LinkedIn, and Google+. Check my LinkedIn profile for the most complete biographic information about a long career!

General Info

Band Members
Bill Neal Elk Whistle - Native American flutes
Artist Name
Bill Neal Elk Whistle
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/billnealelkwhistle
Genres
Instrumental / Native American / Native American flute music

Contact Info

Location
Upland, CA
Manager
Bill Neal

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