Changing Woman’s Blessing is the freshman album from Navajo flutist Andrew Thomas, whose music aims to preserve Native ways and create awareness of the need for communication across cultures. Through his music, he strives to give back to the community. Thomas most enjoys connecting with people of all cultures and sharing the musical language of the flute, and this album is an extraordinary introduction to his spiritual and inspiring vision.
- Album title: Changing Woman’s Blessing
- Artist: Andrew Thomas (Diné)
- Format: audio cd
- Number of discs: 1
- Original release date: 2003
- Label: Bluestone Music
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Andrew Thomas is a contemporary Diné (Navajo) flutist. He was born and raised in Rock Springs Chapter near Gallup, New Mexico. He is self-taught and plays music composed from the heart. He has chosen the flute's voice to express his way of life, heritage and culture. Thomas has performed all over the United States, including the Indian Summer Festival in Milwaukee, the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and at the American Indian Powwow Gathering in Hawaii. He has performed in Mexico, South Korea and throughout Europe, including Sweden where he had a story published in the book “They Call Us ‘Indians.’” He most enjoys connecting with people of all cultures and sharing the musical language of the flute.
Andrew Thomas has chosen the flute’s voice to express his way of life, heritage and culture. He says, "Flutes are not political. They transcend heritage differences." Through his music, he wishes to share the language of the flute, preserve tradition and engage with other cultures.
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