Arnold Richardson, recipient of the North Carolina Arts Council’s Heritage Award for 2014, will perform during the 49th Annual Haliwa-Saponi Pow-Wow to be held at the Tribal School grounds on Saturday, April, 19.
The performance will include Richardson on flutes with his group, Transition Beyond Tradition featuring John Scott Richardson, tribal drum; Denyce Hall, guitar and vocalist; and Amy Hewlin, vocalist.
It will be an enjoyable blending of American Indian melodies of the past, present and future. The performance will get started around 1 p.m.
Arnold Richardson, nephew of the late Chief W.R. Richardson, has earned the North Carolina Heritage Award due to his perseverance and dedication spanning a period of over four decades promoting the American Indian culture in North Carolina.
During the 34th Annual United Tribes Conference in 2009, Richardson was presented the Unsung Hero Award sponsored by the National Museum of the American Indian. Also during the 36th Annual United Tribes Conference in 2011 Richardson was honored by being named one of the foremost and most recognized American Indian in North Carolina, who has practiced, preserved and passed down the American Indian way of life for more than forty years.
“Prepare for a journey of healing and spiritual, mesmerizing melodies that have a hypnotic effect, taking the listener on a journey of the mind and to places of dreams and visions where one can see their reflection in the mirror of the Soul,” Richardson said. “One will be filled with an inner calm and an awareness of the Spirit around them.”
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Tickets are still available to the Tuesday, May 2w0 performance and ceremony honoring Mr. Richardson scheduled at 8 p.m. at the A.J. Fletcher Opera House in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. Tickets are $22 available from PineCone, Piedmont Council of Traditional Arts, at www.pinecone.org/down-home-series.php.