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November 2002

Release Date: November 15, 2002

Sioux Musicians to Offer 'Native Voices' to ASU

Ash and Reuben Fast Horse of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will present "Native Voices," an evening of music and dance interwoven with the history of Native Americans, when they perform Thursday, Nov. 21, at Angelo State University.

Their performances capture the haunting melodies of traditional Sioux music and provide a glimpse of the romanticism of the traditional flute serenade used in Sioux courtships.

The romance and love is reflected in the performance of this husband-and-wife team. Reuben Fast Horse, a 2001 Grammy nominee with the group Lakota Thunder for Best Native American Music Album, and his wife, Ash, will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in the University Auditorium, 2601 W. Avenue N. Tickets are $1 for the public. "Native Voices" is sponsored by the University Center Program Council's (UCPC) Cultural Committee.

The Fast Horses both perform and preserve their Sioux culture, demonstrating in their shows the traditional woman's dance, the stomping buffalo dance, the high-flying eagle dance and the roving round dance.

They provide an interesting combination of history lesson and musical performance highlighting the rich heritage of their Sioux ancestors. Said Reuben Fast Horse, "We love sharing this information and perspective with everyone because we all benefit from the knowledge and practices of tribal peoples.

If you peel back the layers of American history, you'll find roots in Native America."y For additional information, call the UCPC at 942-2062.

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