Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
NEFA Grant Recipient
Artist
Black Brook Singers

Black Brook Singers of Aquinnah, Massachusetts on the island of Martha's Vineyard. We specialize in powwow and traditional eastern American Indian style singing. We are the community drum of the Aquinnah people. Our music is influenced by both our traditional and modern cultural ways.

We're available to sing for powwows, socials, art/music festivals and other types of performances. We also have presented to groups of all different ages: pre-school, grade school, college and adult groups regarding Wampanoag singing, culture and history. We're always open to trying something new and different.

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Additional Links: 
audio recordings made possible by a NEFA Native Arts Program grant
Short Documentary on Black Brook Singers
featured on local NPR Station 90.1 WCAI

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Contact Information

First Name: 
DURWOOD
Job Title/Position: 
Lead Singer
Fax: 
508-645-3790
Mailing Address: 
44 OLD SOUTH ROAD
Aquinnah, MA 02535-1519
Physical Address: 
44 OLD SOUTH ROAD
Aquinnah, MA 02535-1519
Last Name: 
VANDERHOOP
Phone: 
508-645-9397

I am a Native American Artist

Native Heritage Designation: 
Native American
Tribal Status: 
Federally Recognized
Tribe Name: 
Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah)

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Native American Drum
Year Founded: 
1987
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Performance / Concert / Reading
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Exhibitions
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
5
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

I am a NEFA Grant Recipient