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Musical Echoes Resound in Fort Walton Beach

Mar 31, 2013 04:48PM

Musical Echoes Flute Festival, Inc., and the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce will present Musical Echoes 2013, a Native American flute, art and cultural festival, from noon on April 19 to 3:30 p.m., April 21, at Fort Walton Landing.

Musical Echoes has become a world-class event, recognized as the best Native American flute festival, with attendance in excess of 15,000. Guests enjoy a full schedule of performances from internationally acclaimed musicians and dancers that include Johnny Lipford, Autumns Child and dancer Nikki Crisp.

Kevin Locke, the preeminent player of the indigenous Northern Plains flute, traditional storyteller, and educator, will make his first appearance at Musical Echoes this year.

The audience may also interact with Native American craftsmen that will be displaying their arts and selling wares and learn to play a Native American-style flute in a free beginners’ class. Then shop the outdoor market for Native American art, jewelry, beadwork, clothing, food and much more, and take part in the annual Torchlight Remembrance Ceremony.

Admission is free. Location: 139 Brooks St., Fort Walton Beach. For more information, call 850-243-9807 or email Tisha Maraj [email protected] or visit MusicalEchoes.org and Facebook.

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