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"Women of the Flute"
Musician Sue Straw is featuring photos of Native American flute players in her new video with her lyrics, “Women of the Flute." Sue performs her original song at the 2014 Medicine Park Flute Festival this Sept. in Oklahoma. This is also the theme of this year's festival.
Sue needs more photos of Native American ladies to complete her video.
“I would like to put a music video on YouTube using pictures of all YOU wonderful WOMEN (Native American) flute players! I can use at least 50 or so!” Sue said. "I have about 21 pictures of ladies so far, but I'd like to have at least 50."
Sue is using a photo of Native American Church President René White (Feather) in the photo video. The photo features René playing "Amazing Grace" in her yard near a Paleo-Indian site her husband found on their property in Northern Virginia.
Sue said, "I would REALLY like to include Mary Youngblood and Joanne Shenandoah, but I do not know how to contact them."
To Enter a Photo
Ladies interested in being featured or anyone interested in submitting a photo should contact Sue as soon as possible. Her email address is Sue@SueStrawMusic.com and web site.
More about Sue
Sue has a Bachelor's of Music Education Degree from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Arts in Communication from Pittsburgh State University, Pittsburgh, Kansas.
She is an avid educator and shows at schools, libraries, churches and similar venues.
"I do Native American music shows, musical shows for drug and alcohol prevention, and character education," Sue explained in an email to the Native American Church of Virginia.
Sue is currently recording a Native American album for children called, "Native American Songs and Stories for Children" as well as "Two Wolves," an album of modern, Native American rock music.
Sue’s recent song, “Ray of Hope” which involves more than 30 countries with over 66 collaborations is translated into more than 25 languages. Her music travels the globe sending a message of “Prayers for Peace.”
"Native Connections" is a group of four different Native American-themed programs Sue offers: Native Winds, NativeLegends, Native Heartbeat and Native Earth. The programs include Native American flute music, drumming, dancing, singing, and storytelling. Click HERE for more information about these programs.
Proceeds go to various worldwide peace charities as well as St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis Tenn.
Sue lives in Oklahoma.
Two summers ago, her song, "Circle the World with Love" received a second place score when she performed it in Tipperary, Ireland at the "Tipperary Song of Peace Contest" and "Tipperary International Peace Convention."