In Native American Music tradition, music like art and dance tells a story. These songs reflect our human experience and express the memories, emotions and prayers of life. Soul Blessings is a rich mix of Native American, Afro-Cuban and original music.
Find your Soul Blessings with these rich layered rhythms, authentic yet soothing Native American chants, flute, guitar and fretless bass. Percussion sounds and bird whistles are from Tony's extensive collection of rare instruments. Tony is a known and internationally respected Navajo teacher, musician and healer. The production style of Liv Singh Khalsa (Crimson Series) adds powerful arrangements and beautiful sonic textures.
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Tony Redhouse is not just your ordinary speaker. Imagine colorful and mesmerizing Native American Dance, Stories, Music and audience participation in a dynamic speaking program. This is not a stoic history lesson or a worn out lecture on the plight of the American Indian. What you will get with Tony Redhouse is something personal, positive, thought provoking and even magical.
Tony is one of the few Native entertainers today, who has successfully bridged the gap between cultures, social groups, races and ages. Tony has also founded his own style of yoga, Native American Yoga along with new spiritual interactive workshops, talking circles and meditative music. Mr. Redhouse has several music CDs out, and is a Grammy nominated artist.
Mr. Redhouse brings healing in the form of Dance, Storytelling, Music and motivational speaking.
Tony Redhouse has served as a Native American Traditional Consultant for HIV/AIDS, substance abuse recovery and Red Road Youth Groups. He is the recipient of several Native American Music Awards, and is a Kennedy Center Approved Artist. Tony has acted as Keynote Speaker for U.S. Governmental Conferences in Washington D.C. and for organizations Nationwide.
Today, Tony Redhouse acts as not only a performer, but as a Native American traditional consultant, teaching seminars in Native American culture, spirituality and arts/crafts to children and adults. Tony has written and developed a culturally based curriculum for all ages that incorporates Native spirituality as a solution to drug, alcohol and gang related issues, using storytelling and dance. This format parlayed into professional speaking, where Tony now uses traditional and contemporary Native themes along with humor to motivate and inspire corporate audiences in a whole new way.
Over the years, Tony has acted as Cultural Consultant for Title IV Indian Education, and held position of Art Therapist/Director at Indian Rehabilitation Inc., using Native Art and spirituality in a residential treatment program for substance abuse. He also served as Traditional Practitioner and Coordinator for the Native American Community Health Center's HIV/Aids program, Behavioral Health Departments, and Red Road Youth where he facilitated talking circles and Native American traditional sessions.
TONY REDHOUSE - SOLO MUSIC Tony Redhouse, (Navajo) is an accomplished World-Beat percussionist. During Tony's youth, he was exposed to Afro-Cuban, Latin Rock and urban soul style drumming in the San Francisco Bay area, and continued to pursue other African based rhythms which he later fused with Jazz.
Today, Tony combines his ethnic style percussion with Native American flutists and musicians during concerts and in the recording studio, to create a colorful blend of musical textures. The power of the drum to unite all people is expressed by Tony as he weaves the sounds of indigenous instruments & rhythms to his contemporary style of drumming. During his solo performances, Tony plays Native Flute and percussion instruments from around the world. As a musician, dancer and artist, Tony promotes the arts as a vehicle to bring the message of balance & harmony.
He has recorded with his siblings, "The Redhouse Family Jazz Ensemble", on the Canyon Records label CD titled "Urban Indian". Tony can also be heard on other CDs with Native artists Darryl Tonemah on the "Ghosts of St. Augustine", with Robert Tree Cody on "Maze". and "Native Flamenco", the latter which fuses fiery Latin percussion with traditional flamenco guitar and Native American flute. Tony is currently working on several solo CD projects, and plays locally as a guest percussionist with such groups as Maruma (Rock) and The CPR Orchestra, a high energy Latin/Salsa group.
SOME PERFORMING HIGHLIGHTS
UK Convention, Princess Ann Reception, Phoenix, AZ Arizona Family Fun Fest, WB61 & Channel 3 KTVK, Phoenix, AZ Special Performances, Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ
PROFESSIONAL SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association, Phoenix, AZ National Conference on Peacemaking & Conflict Resolution, Phoenix, AZ Arizona Speakers Association (ASA) Showcase, Tempe, AZ Phoenix Art Museum, Festival of the West, Phoenix, AZ Israel's Children's Center Dinner Banquet, Phoenix, AZ Teachers Assistants Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ Eastern Arizona College, Thatcher, AZ Frontier in American Culture, Scottsdale Civic Center Library, Scottsdale, AZ Multi-Cultural Youth Arts Festival ASU, Tempe, AZ
SERVICE TO NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITIES
Chemawa Indian Boarding School, Salem OR Hualapai Tribe, Peach Springs, AZ Havasupai Tribe, Grand Canyon, AZ Indian Rehabilitation Inc. (Native Connections), Phoenix, AZ Sherman Indian Boarding School, Riverside, CA NACHC, Traditional Consultant, HIV/Aids Phoenix, AZ NACHC, Traditional Consultant, Behavioral Health Substance Abuse, Phoenix, AZ NACHC, Red Road Youth Support Groups, Phoenix, AZ TV & FILM CREDITS
Channel 10 KSAZ - FOX, Phoenix, AZ Channel 3 KTVK, "Good Morning Arizona", Phoenix, AZ Channel 15 KNSV, Phoenix AZ Channel 8, Showcase Native American Artists, Phoenix, AZ Documentary on Native American Substance Abuse, "Dancing on the Battleground" MUSIC RECORDING CREDITS - National Releases
"Journey to the Four Winds" - Tony Redhouse solo CD (Flute, Drum & Chant) "Urban Indian" by Redhouse Family Jazz Ensemble (Conga Drums, Percussion & Vocals) "Native Flamenco" by Romero, Cody, Redhouse (Conga Drums, Afro-Cuban Percussion) "To Heaven and Beyond" Peace Family Band (Spirit Voyage Music) 2000 "Carry Us Home" Peace Family Band (Spirit Voyage Music) 2001 "Reunion" Peace Family Band (Spirit Voyage Music) 2000 "Chicano Power Revival" CPR Orchestra (Rrrr Music) 2002 "Narayan" Dev Suroop Kaur" 2000 "One in Goddess" Antion Vikram Singh (Ant-E! Music) 2002 "Maze" by Cody, Wallace, Redhouse (World Beat Percussion) Grammy Nominated "Ghosts of St. Augustine" by Tonemah (Latin Percussion) MUSIC PERFORMANCE CREDITS
Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino - KYOT "Jazz Series" El Pedregal's "Music by Moonlight" Concert Series, Scottsdale, AZ Native American Music Festival, Tsaille, AZ "Beyond Beads & Feathers", Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ "Voices of the Flute", Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ Native American Song & Dance, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ Special Performances, Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ Native American Music Concert, University of Nebraska WRITING CREDITS
Culturally Based Native American Art & Culture Curriculum (Currently in production)
Arizona Commission on the Arts Residency Roster - Kennedy Center Approved Artist Arizona Speakers AssociationPercussive Arts SocietyPhoenix & Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau
1. Traveling Home 6:46 The pure, innocent and beautiful child within us is always there to welcome us home.
2. Soul Blessings 6:29 Our life is a beautiful tapestry of the many blessings carefully woven together for us by the Master Weaver of life.
3. Eagle's Dance 5:22 For many Native Americans, the Eagle represents a messenger that travels between the spiritual and earthly realms. His ability to soar into the Heavens provides us with a way for our prayers to be carried to the Spirit.
4. Daydreams 11:54 Our visions and dreams are valuable ways to access wisdom from the past, present and future to help us live today. When this wisdom from the subconscious merges with our conscious thought, our daydreams can become reality.
5. Boy Dancer 6:58 If we continue to practice the playfulness and laughter of childhood, we remain young at heart.
6. Full Moon Boogie 7:48 When we combine the power of the drum, the grounding of Mother Earth and the strength of the full moon, we have a "Full Moon Boogie."
7. Yei-Shango 8:24 In the Dine culture, "Yei" represents the "Holy People" who prescribe powerful designs and symbols used for healing ceremonies. In the Afro-Cuban drum tradition, "Shango" is one of their "Holy People" connected to the drum which, like thunder, is the voice of God heard and felt deeply in our hearts.
Native American Flutes, Bird Whistles, Vocal Chants and Hand Percussion
Liv S Khalsa:
Keyboards, Digital Percussion and Drum Kits
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Organ
Songs written, produced and arranged by Liv S Khalsa & Tony Redhouse