Maine
Profile Type: Artist
NEFA Grant Recipient
Artist
Hawk Henries

I feel that music has the great potential for bridging gaps between cultures and peoples. Whether my presentation takes place in a school, private gathering, or small or large public venue, I use music and instruments to try to inspire laughter, understanding, and an awareness of the sacredness of every person. I play my own music on flutes that I make using only hand-tools and fire, keeping my Native American traditions. I also play two other instruments from strong spiritual traditions, the didjeridu, an Australian Aboriginal wood tube instrument, and the mbira, an instrument from Zimbabwe made of hardwood, metal keys and a large gourd. I especially enjoy having the chance to interact with people and sharing my belief in the importance of respecting our diversity while remembering our common humanity. I sell flutes that I make (including commissioned works) and teach flute-making workshops that are tailored to the age and skill-level of participants. Fees negotiable.

Additional Links: 
This song is from the CD Keeping the Fire recorded in 1999....
Hawk also plays the digeridoo! ~ An impromptu jam at the Tunica Biloxi Pow Wow in Louisiana.

I Have Worked With

  • August 2016

    The Abbe Museum works in conjunction with the National Park Service to bring Hawk in concert to the Blackwoods Campground Amphitheater.

    Hawk has presented at the Abbeville or it's affiliates for over 20 years! 

  • July 2016

    Hawk offers 2 concerts/ presentations each day at the Cultural Surval Bazaars. Each is informative and includes audience interaction ~

  • May 2016

    Hawk offered an interactive flute making demonstration followed by an educational concert ~

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Hawk
Job Title/Position: 
Flute Maker / Musician
Physical Address: 
318 Thorne Rd.
Sullivan, ME 04664
Last Name: 
Henries
Phone: 
207-422-2054

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Traditional
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Music - Ethnic / World
Music - Traditional
Visual/Crafts - Carving
Visual/Crafts - Sculpture
Visual/Crafts - Wood / Bark
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Veteran/Active Duty Military Personnel
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Performance / Concert / Reading
Residency - In School
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
30
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Awards: 
~NEFA Grant, To provide flute making workshops to 3 different native communities. ~NEFA Grant, Promotional development, website, brochures, business cards.~Maine Arts Commission, Create cross-cultural music
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
Hawk has his own sound system. When traveling further: mic , mic stand w./ boom, p.a. system, chair. Nothing is needed in certain settings.
Fee Range Minimum: 
$250
Fee Range Maximum: 
$4,000
State of Residence: 
Maine
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Healthcare Facility
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Health
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Visual/Crafts
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Certifications / Training: 
17 yrs. Working in the mental health field. CHildreth and teens in residential treatment, with autism, with conduct disorder and dults with substance abuse
Fee Range Minimum: 
$250
Fee Range Maximum: 
$4,000