|"Toubat: A Journey of the Native American Flute"
This 1 hour length video project is produced by Douglas Spotted
Eagle and Sundance Media Group, Executive Producers: Jeff
& JoAnn Calavan. Narrated by Grammy-winning Tom Bee
of SOAR Records, and appearances by Mary Youngblood, R. Carlos Nakai, Nino Reyos,
and many others make this a truly historical project.
Project Length: 57:00
Produced by Sundance Media Group for
Featuring: Richard W, Payne, MD, Mary Youngblood, Tom Bee,
Douglas Spotted Eagle, R. Carlos Nakai, Elmer Running, Jeff Calavan,
over 600 photographs, hundreds of flutes, and rare, never seen before
video footage dating back to 1892.
|Dr. Richard W. Payne, M.D.
A short video describing "Toubat:"
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Available mid-November 2001! Volume II will follow
shortly after. Contact the Oregon
Flute Store for ordering information. A limited number of special
edition copies may be pre-ordered
*Special Edition copies are
limited to 50 copies, first come, first serve basis. They will be shipped on
December 1, 2002, just in time for that perfect Seasonal gift. Purchase price
for autographed special editions is 34.99. Reserve yours today!
"Toubat" is the result of a joint project of The Oregon Flute
Store, Indigenous Pictures, Sundance Media
Group, and Richard W. Payne, M.D. Dr. Payne, of Oklahoma
City, Oklahoma, has been collecting, studying, playing, making, and working with
Native American flutes since before World War II. Over time, he has amassed the largest collection (privately
owned) of indigenous aerophones of the Americas in the world. Equally as important, he's
collected the knowledge of the flute's history through research, spending time
with the old flute players such as Belo Cozad, Abel Big Bow, Richard Foolbull,
and many others.
Dr. Richard Payne is also responsible for giving
"Doc" Tate Nevaquaya his
first flute back in 1967. Had it not been for Doc Tate's groundbreaking
recording of the
flute in 1976, most flute players we know today most likely wouldn't be here.
Tom Ware, Kevin Locke, Carlos Nakai, and many others point to Doc Tate as the
inspiration to pick up the flute. Doc Tate was an artist, and Dr. Payne traded a
flute for Doc Tate's first flute painting. The painting and photos of the day Doc Tate
received his first flute from Dr. Payne are featured in this production.
Dr.Oliver W. Jones, is the man who gave Carlos Nakai his first flute.
Jones was a medical student of Richard W. Payne's, and was influenced by Dr.
Payne in the art of flute making. No matter what flute player you listen to today, somewhere
in their fluteplaying lineage, Dr. Richard Payne will show up.
The name "Toubat" is derived from the Kiowa word
for 'wind instrument' and is the Native name given to Richard Payne as a boy from
Kiowa elder, Abel Big Bow.
* Belo Cozad, a Kiowa
flute player, is found on one of the oldest known recordings of the