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Background Music
‘Win-Da-Ya-Ho’; Mystic Serenade CD; traditional Cherokee, adapted by Hawk Hurst.

HAWK HURST PERFORMANCES

Hawk Hurst - Storyteller - Folk Musician - Performing Artist

Performances

Storytelling & Native American Flute Playing,
Native American Inspired & West African Inspired Drumming & Singing
Hawk Hurst - Storyteller - Folk Musician - Performing Artist
Hawk’s performances dynamically bring the wonders and wisdom of ancient cultures to life, as he shares from a storehouse of firsthand experiences. Fun-filled and highly educational, audience participation is an integral part of each show. The selections Hawk shares, offer a fresh perspective of how our ancestors came to value and respect the diversity of the natural world around them. Performances emphasize positive character development and the importance of finding our creativity within our community. Many of Hawk’s stories and songs incorporate unique musical instruments from around the world, such as rivercane flutes, turtle-shell rattles, and beaver skin drums of North America; the udu, djembe, and talking drums of West Africa; the one-stringed gopichan and berimbau from India and Brazil; and the bullroarer of Australia.
Hawk Hurst - Storyteller - Folk Musician - Performing Artist
Storytelling performances are inspiring, fun, and highly educational, and often incorporate drumming and flute playing. Shows are easily adjusted to fit the group size, the occasion, and the age group, including pre-K, elementary, middle school, college, adult, and family. Fees are dependent upon the length and type of program presented, the number of performances and days booked, as well as, travel requirements. Discounts are available for back-to-back and block bookings.

Musical performances are interactive, educational and lots of fun, while always being geared specifically to the audience. Storytelling is often integrated into Hawk’s musical performances. Shows are easily adjusted to fit the group size, the occasion, and the age group, including pre-K, elementary, middle school, college, adult, and family. Fees are dependent upon the length and type of program presented, the number of performances and days booked, as well as, travel requirements. Discounts are available for back-to-back and block bookings.

SHOWS MAY INCLUDE:
* Native American flute playing, using flutes made from rivercane, wood, bone, horn, gourds, and bamboo. (This collection is available as a traveling exhibit!)
* Native American songs & chants, traditional & adapted songs, accompanied by a variety of drums and assorted instruments like deer toenail rattles & turtle shell shakers.
* West African drumming and songs of the Yoruba people, accompanied by djembe, dun-dun, udu, and ashiko drums.

Performances Available for:

Library, Museum, and Church Performances; Adult Retreats; Storytelling and Cultural Festivals; Youth Summer Camps; Private Parties; Special Events; All-School Assemblies; Grade Level Assemblies; Individual Classroom Sessions
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Quotes

“You were fabulous! I loved the stories you told during your school-wide performance. You had the kids totally engaged! Thank you for spending time with us - it was a wonderful residency and we hope to have you back again next year!”
- Lori Dibble, Principal

“I have never seen our kids so animated after an experience!”
- Parent

“You charmed us with your music, captivated us with your stories, showed us where we’ve come from, and challenged us to appreciate and live in harmony with the natural world around us.”
- Nancy Frady, School Teacher

“I was searching for a unique Christmas gift for my family. My husband and I had met Hawk a few months earlier and were impressed with his relaxed manner and knowledge of music. Having Hawk come to our home and drum with us was an uplifting and fun experience for our 6 year old and our two teenagers....It was a very powerful experience to do that together as a family... we didn’t want it to end.”
- Susan and Stuart, Parents, Mt. Pleasant, SC

“I have never seen children with such wide eyes - eyes filled with wonder, excitement, and sheer joy. The excitement and animation that Hawk brings to each story and song stimulates the imagination of children and adults alike.”
- Jon Durham, Montessori School Director

“A gifted storyteller, musician, and cultural folk artist - Hawk Hurst is a true Bard!”
- Robert Johnson, Jungian Analyst & Storyteller
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Hawk Hurst
16 Halsey Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843-577-2821
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