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Mary "First Lady of the Flute":
Two-Time GRAMMY Winner and EMMY Nominee Mary Youngblood, is the first
Native American woman to have received a Grammy Award for "Best Native American
Music Album" and the first Native American person to have won two Grammy's which
makes Mary one of the premiere Native American musicians in the country. Winner
of numerous awards, Mary garnered the 2002 Grammy for Beneath the Raven Moon and
the 2006 Grammy for Dance with the Wind.
When Mary performs, it takes only a moment to acknowledge the profound
spirituality of the sacred Native American flute and its historical courtship
and wooing attributes. Her haunting music is much more than a song...
it's liquid poetry, a prayer. Mary takes little credit for the intense
emotions people feel when they listen to her music.
Professional Awards and Nominations
New ~ 2008 "Sacred Place": A Mary
Youngblood Collection ...With rich vibrato and notes that melt into your
heart, Mary Youngblood takes the artistry of Native American flute music to
its highest level. Her song writing brings forth some of the sweetest
original melodies ever performed on this instrument, and the collection
herein showcases the most sublime.
1999: The Offering, Flutist of the Year,
Spirit of Sacajawea:
This film is narrated by Tantoo Cardinal, with
the original musical score by Mary Youngblood and Jim Brock. "The
Spirit of Sacajawea" is an independent film by Naka Productions.
Sacajawea, the only woman and the only Indian to travel with the Lewis
and Clark expedition, is one of the most revered women in American
history, yet her story has been romanticized and, often, misinterpreted
Aleut Story:Includes powerful performances by
Emmy-winner Martin Sheen and Grammy-winner Mary Youngblood
and the voice talent of John O'Hurley and the late Jay Hammond, former
governor of Alaska.
Into The West:"Into the West (2005)" was a made
for television mini-series that aired on TNT (DreamWorks Television) for six
weeks. Each episode was two hours in length. This epic film takes place in
the 1800's emerging Western Territories.
"Grandmother's Last Sunset"
by Mary Youngblood.