Phillip Charette And MR. ELIVE Release New Music Album Combining Standard Ancient Native Alaskan Verse With Authentic Hip-Hop Beat
Hood River, OR (PRWEB) December 31, 2011
This is the initial official album from Native American artist Phillip "Aarnaquq" Charette and producer, performer MR.ELIVE. Standard Yup?ik Alaskan verse over authentic hip-hop beats creates a new sound that is already getting played in native dance venues as early copies have found their way north to Alaska and are also now requested in dance clubs throughout the Northwest.
The album?s title, difficult to pronounce, is in traditional Yup?ik and loosely translates to 'we are flying'. Seven songs in all - this very first album sets the bar exactly where it will be difficult for others to mimic with out paying homage to these two pioneers of a ancient but new style.
Phillip Charette is an Oregon resident of Alaskan Native and French Canadian descent and is a Harvard graduate. He is a well-identified artist who honors his Alaskan Native Yup?ik culture through his music and art. Along with his music, Phillip is internationally renowned for his modern expression of standard Yup'ik masks. His medium consists of wood, clay (raku and horsehair fired), porcelain glass, bronze, copper, and numerous other materials, as well as monotype printmaking. Phillip's operate has been shown at the Smithsonian, Eiteljorg, Bishop, Hallie Ford, Washington State History, and Heard Museums. In 2006, Phillip was honored with the Artists Option award for one of his sculptures at the Santa Fe Indian Art Market, and in 2008 he received the Greatest of Division and Very first Spot awards for one of his "Medicine" series mono sort prints. He also styles and sells Native flutes and drums. Phillip has been featured on Oregon Public Broadcasting's "Oregon Art Beat" for each his art and music. Phillip was lately awarded a 2009 SWAIA Fellowship. This coveted Native American Fellowship via the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts went to only 5 applicants this year. Phillip's award has helped him diversify into outdoor metal sculpture reminiscent of his existing perform.
In 1997, Phillip began producing Native American wooden flutes. He has because mastered the art of producing his own style of concert good quality Native American flutes in hardwoods and low fire clays, specializing in large bass flutes. Phillip writes his own songs and has been performing for six years. He is a member of The International Native American Flute Association and Phillip's flute playing is featured prominently throughout the ablum.
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