Charles Littleleaf, born in Warm Springs, Oregon, is a Native American flute player, traditional Native American flute maker and artist. While an enrolled tribal member of the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, Littleleaf is also an Honorary Member of the Pagan Blackfeet Band Reserve, Brocket, Alberta, Canada, and son of the late Chief Jack Littleleaf.
With many awards won as a native flautist, Littleleaf is also Native American Music Award Nominee as well as a world-renown Traditional Flute Maker. His work in these artistic fields have not only put Native American flutes on the map in the state of Oregon, but have also touched the spirit of human beings around the world.
Utilizing the gifts of Mother Earth as his sole inspiration today, along with his native heritage, Littleleaf's traditional style of art and flute playing embarks on the simplicity of life and life's' traditions. His melodies are some of the most spiritually awakening songs you will have the opportunity to hear, many of which are shared on his current Native American flute CD, Ancient Reflections. His rendition of Trail of Tears / Amazing Grace is astonishing.
Littleleaf has taken on a spiritual journey of peace and goodwill for all humankind, a musical path he has been on for nearly two decades. He brings with him a lifetime of ancestral traditions from his American Indian way of life. Like a painter, a poet, the music from Littleleaf's Native American flutes are canvassed paintings - great works of literary verse. Many say his music is a medicine which will capture your spirit and heal what ails your soul. Littleleaf unveils a personal side of him that few dare to expose. You will relish his vision while listening to his footsteps ascending from the path of his ancestors. As you listen to the sounds of the Native American flute by this artist, you will find that he will immediately take you back in time to when life was pure and simple. Littleleaf's music is a testament of his life and of his ancestors and he shares this testament with all of us, touching the very core of our soul.
Several years ago, Littleleaf was instructed in the ways of the Native American flute by flutist, R Carlos Nakai. Where Nakai has added a layering of contemporary instrumentals behind his own playing and who performs with many other musicians, it is evident that this solo artist is in tune with the healing vibrations of Mother Earth, derived from memories of life growing up on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation of Oregon. From those experiences he was fortunate to have, now emerges his traditional style of heartfelt music for all the world to enjoy.
plays Native American flutes with a natural rhythm, full of sensitivity
and emotion, transcendent beyond words. His music offers this experience
to the listener, combining the enchanting sounds of his native musical
instruments with the solitude of earth, sky and the gift of nature.
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