Note: For the 12th straight year, the NFL declined my request that the national anthem be performed by Zamfir, Master of the Pan Flute
Three of the young men played Peruvian songs on the pan flute
and guitars while the rest of us gathered around a bonfire.
Pan pipes from Bolivia, a bamboo bass flute from Peru, a pan flute
from Romania and assorted wooden and porcelain models from Thailand, Japan and elsewhere are now part of his collection.
Despite initially sounding as if he's going to break into a few bars of Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" (thanks to its pan flute
that should have been retired after the "Titanic" hit), the song develops into a nifty slice of new age psychedelia as McCartney struggles to get a handle on the abstract nature of love.
Cynics may say it is too similar to his previous top ten hit Ride It with its pan flute
melodies and soft drums.
Note: For the ninth straight year, the NFL declined my request that the National Anthem be performed by Zamfir, Master of the Pan Flute
The presentation, funded by a grant from the Cadahemark Foundation, provided enrichment for Applewild's Spanish language classes and workshops in which students were taught to play the pan flute
while learning about the history and culture of the Andes in South America.
Note: For the seventh straight year, the NFL declined my request that the national anthem be performed by Zamfir, Master of the Pan Flute
The show features the talents of 11 Oregon builders of musical instruments, including harps, guitars, ukuleles, mandolins, pan flutes
, violins, Norwegian hardanger fiddles and Irish whistles.
TOKYO * A Hiroshima-based group is holding peace concerts featuring music with pan flutes
made from Palestinian olive trees cut down by Israel to build a separation wall that juts into Palestinian territories.