NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS DEBUT ARTIST OF THE YEAR, CALVIN STANDING BEAR, ABLUM “FLY EAGLE FLY” RED TAIL CHASING HAWKS
NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK, OCTOBER 12TH, 2018 Native American Music Awards, Debut Artist of the Year, Calvin Standing Bear, album “Fly Eagle Fly”. “Fly Eagle Fly was composed by Calvin Standing Bear and piano by James Torres of the dual group, Red Tail Chasing Hawks. This song came to Calvin in a dream. He heard this beautiful song in the Lakota language which is to honor the Eagle Nation. The words have been translated into English. The song speaks for itself as you will feel yourself soaring with the eagle. The eagle flys the highest to carry our prayers to the Creator.
Calvin wants to thank his mother, Neva Standing Bear, Light in the Lodge, who helped him translate this song from a dream into reality. Neva has since gone to the spirit world.
Listen to the album, “Fly Eagle Fly” on Apple Itunes, https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fly-eagle-fly/1320338889. Calvin Standing Bear is a full Oglala/Sicangu Lakota from the Rosebud reservation of South Dakota. He is a talented flutist and singer of traditional Lakota music and composer of contemporary Lakota Flute songs, which are richly grounded in "Spirituality". Calvin Standing Bear has a copy of his voice in his Native Language, Lakota, preserved at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian’s radio series, Living Voices. Calvin has had the pleasure of preforming internationally, introducing his music to audiences in Canada and Japan. As an accomplished musical performer, Calvin had conducted concerts for the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, seventeen times where contemporary and traditional Lakota flute music were blended with the orchestra. Public TV performance of “Fly Eagle Fly”.